Soft Computing Agents

New Trends for Designing Autonomous Systems

  • Vincenzo Loia
  • Salvatore Sessa

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Witold Pedrycz, George Vukovich
    Pages 47-71
  3. Victor Callaghan, Graham Clarke, Martin Colley, Hani Hagras
    Pages 117-145
  4. Keiki Takadama, Takao Terano, Katsunori Shimohara, Koichi Hori, Shinichi Nakasuka
    Pages 147-168
  5. Ernesto Damiani, Rajiv Khosla, Somkiat Kitjongthawonkul
    Pages 169-190
  6. Vincenzo Loia, Salvatore Sessa
    Pages 191-220

About this book


In the existing literature the intersection of agent technology with soft computing is a very recent and attractive issue. The book is devoted to a unifying perspective of this topic. In contains contributions by well-known authors whose expertise is universally recognized in these crossing areas. Particular emphasis is devoted to advanced research projects involved with Web-related technologies.
Fundamental topics explored in this volume are: - formal theories and logics to represent and handle imprecise communications acts among communities of agents; - soft-computing approaches to define distributed problem-solving techniques to represent and reason about large-scale control systems; - decomposition of a complex system into autonomous or semiautonomous agents through evolutionary models; - enrichment of agent programming paradigm for cooperative soft-computing processing.


Adaptive Systems Evolutionary Systems Soft Computing Architectures agents artificial intelligence autonomous agents control evolution genetic programming intelligence learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Loia
    • 1
  • Salvatore Sessa
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di SalernoBaronissi (Salerno)Italy
  2. 2.Dipartmento di Construzioni eUniversità Federico IINapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00350-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1815-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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