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Intelligent Software Agents

Foundations and Applications

  • Walter Brenner
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow
  • Hartmut Wittig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 1-3
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 7-18
    3. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 19-34
    4. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 35-151
    5. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 153-188
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 191-302
    3. Walter Brenner, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Hartmut Wittig
      Pages 303-304
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-327

About this book

Introduction

Starting from case studies, the authors develop a methodical representation of intelligent software agents. After laying the foundations they give a comprehensive description of the basic building blocks of agents and agent systems. These include in particular the architectural possibilities for constructing intelligent software agents and cooperation and communication in multiagent systems. Following the discussion of relevant development methods and tools, the application areas for intelligent software agents are explained. In numerous examples the reader will find extensive descriptions of individual software agents, among others the agents Firefly and Kasbah. Equal importance is attached to both the basic building blocks and the practical implementation of intelligent software agents. The book is equally suitable for both users and developers.

Keywords

Business information systems agents artificial intelligence business administration studies communication system information system intelligence internet multimedia networks service-oriented computing software agent

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Brenner
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow
    • 2
  • Hartmut Wittig
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für WirtschaftsinformatikTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  2. 2.Multimedia Software GmbH DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80484-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80486-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80484-7
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