Software Agents for Future Communication Systems

  • Alex L. G. Hayzelden
  • John Bigham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Alex L. G. Hayzelden, John Bigham, Michael Wooldridge, Laurie G. Cuthbert
    Pages 1-57
  3. Hyacinth S. Nwana, Divine T. Ndumu
    Pages 58-85
  4. Steven Willmott, Boi Faltings, Christian Frei, Monique Calisti
    Pages 130-159
  5. Alex L. G. Hayzelden, John Bigham, Zhiyuan Luo
    Pages 160-182
  6. Christian Gerber, Bernhard Bauer, Donald Steiner
    Pages 183-206
  7. Chris Preist
    Pages 207-219
  8. Stefan Poslad, Jeremy Pitt, Abe Mamdani, Robert Hadingham, Philip Buckle
    Pages 221-246
  9. Stephen Appleby, Simon Steward
    Pages 270-286
  10. Nelson Minar, Kwindla Hultman Kramer, Pattie Maes
    Pages 287-304
  11. Akhil Sahai, Christine Morin
    Pages 358-380
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 381-385

About this book


Agent technology has recently become one of the most vibrant and fastest growing areas in information technology. And advanced digital communication is a central enabling technology for the coming information society. So software agents and their exploitation for future communication systems are attracting particular attention from the research and development community as well as from economic and user communities interested in everyday private and professional digital communication applications. This monograph-like anthology is the first systematic introduction to software agents and future communication systems. Fifteen coherently written chapters by leading software agent researchers provide complementary coverage of the relevant issues. Multi-agent systems and mobile agents approaches are presented in a well-balanced way and applied to most important topics in future communication systems. In addition, the volume editors have provided a detailed introductory survey chapter. This book will become a valuable reference information resource for researchers and professionals in agent technology and digital communication. Lecturers, students, and newcomers to the area will benefit from using it for courses or for personal study.


Agent-Based Communications Electronic Commerce Mobile Agents agents control intelligent networking multi-agent system problem solving software agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex L. G. Hayzelden
    • 1
  • John Bigham
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Systems Applications Group Department of Electronic Engineering Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63584-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58418-3
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