Massively Multi-Agent Systems I

First International Workshop, MMAS 2004, Kyoto, Japan, December 10-11, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

  • Toru Ishida
  • Les Gasser
  • Hideyuki Nakashima
Conference proceedings MMAS 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3446)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3446)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Massively Multi-agent Technology

    1. Zahia Guessoum, Jean-Pierre Briot, Nora Faci
      Pages 55-69
    2. Zhiqiang Gao, Liqun Ren, Yuzhong Qu, Toru Ishida
      Pages 70-85
  3. Team and Organization

    1. Paul Scerri, Katia Sycara
      Pages 86-103
    2. Bryan Horling, Victor Lesser
      Pages 121-135
    3. Reza Razavi, Jean-François Perrot, Nicolas Guelfi
      Pages 136-148
    4. Paul Guyot, Alexis Drogoul
      Pages 149-160
    5. Radia Haroun, Fatima Boumghar, Salima Hassas, Latifa Hamami
      Pages 174-186
  4. Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

    1. Ichiro Satoh
      Pages 187-201
    2. Satoshi Kurihara, Kensuke Fukuda, Toshio Hirotsu, Shigemi Aoyagi, Toshihiro Takada, Toshiharu Sugawara
      Pages 217-223
    3. Teruo Koyanagi, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Sachiko Miyagi, Gaku Yamamoto
      Pages 224-238
  5. Massively Multi-agent Systems in Public Space

    1. Hideyuki Nakanishi, Toru Ishida
      Pages 283-294
    2. Zhiqiang Liu, Toru Ishida, Huanye Sheng
      Pages 309-322
    3. Takashi Kataoka, Hidenori Kawamura, Koichi Kurumatani, Azuma Ohuchi
      Pages 335-348
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


In the era of ubiquitous computing and networking, millions of electronic devices with computing facilities in the public space are connected with each other in ad hoc ways, but are required to behave coherently. Massively multi-agent systems, MMAS can be a major design paradigm or an implementation method for ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence. As the infrastructure of massively multi-agent systems, technologies such as grid computing together with semantic annotation can be combined with agent technology. A new system design approach, society-centered design, may be realized by embedding participatory technologies in human society.

This book originates from the First International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems, MMAS 2004, held in Kyoto, Japan in December 2004. The 25 revised full selected and invited papers give an excellent introduction and overview on massively multi-agent systems. The papers are organized in parts on massively multi-agent technology, teams and organization, ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence, and massively multi-agent systems in the public space.


agent technology ambient intelligence e-homes grid computing intelligence massively multi-agent systems multi-agent system multi-agent systems multiagent systems ontology organization semantic annotation semantics society-centered design ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Toru Ishida
    • 1
  • Les Gasser
    • 2
  • Hideyuki Nakashima
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Future University - HakodateHokkaidoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26974-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31889-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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