Cooperative Information Agents IV - The Future of Information Agents in Cyberspace

4th International Workshop, CIA 2000, Boston, MA, USA, July 7-9, 2000. Proceedings

  • Matthias Klusch
  • Larry Kerschberg
Conference proceedings CIA 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1860)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Personal Information Agents on the Internet

    1. Elisabeth André, Thomas Rist
      Pages 1-13
    2. Rosalind W. Picard
      Pages 14-14
  3. Agent-Based Information Gathering and Mediation

    1. Yariv Aridor, David Carmel, Ronny Lempel, Aya Soffer, Yoelle S. Maarek
      Pages 15-26
    2. Catholijn M. Jonker, Arjen Vollebregt
      Pages 27-38
    3. Yasuhiko Kitamura, Tomoya Noda, Shoji Tatsumi
      Pages 39-50
    4. Diego Calvanese, Giuseppe De Giacomo, Maurizio Lenzerini, Moshe Y. Vardi
      Pages 51-59
    5. K. Bryson, M. Luck, M. Joy, D. T. Jones
      Pages 60-71
  4. Rational Information Agents for E-Commerce

    1. Jeffrey O. Kephart
      Pages 72-82
    2. Giacomo Cabri, Letizia Leonardi, Franco Zambonelli
      Pages 83-94
    3. Otmar Görlitz, Ralf Neubert, Wolfgang Benn
      Pages 119-130
    4. Wai Yat Wong, Dong Mei Zhang, Mustapha Kara-Ali
      Pages 131-142
  5. Societies of Information Agents

    1. Paul Davidsson
      Pages 143-153
    2. Walt Truszkowski, Jay Karlin
      Pages 166-178
    3. Michael Pečhoǔcek, Vladimir Mařík, Olga Štěpánková
      Pages 179-190
  6. Issues of Communication and Collaboration

  7. Information Agents: Future Inspirations and Design

    1. Richard J. Doyle
      Pages 244-246
    2. Catholijn Jonker, Matthias Klusch, Jan Treur
      Pages 262-283
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


These arethe proceedingsof the Fourth InternationalWorkshopon Cooperative Information Agents, held in Boston Massachusetts, USA, July 7-9, 2000. Cooperative information agent research and development focused originally onaccessingmultiple,heterogeneous,anddistributedinformationsources. Ga- ingaccesstothesesystems,throughInternetsearchengines,applicationprogram interfaces, wrappers, and web-based screens has been an important focus of - operative intelligent agents. Research has also focused on the integration of this information into a coherent model that combined data and knowledge from the multiple sources. Finally, this information is disseminated to a wide audience, giving rise to issues such as data quality, information pedigree, source reliability, information security, personal privacy, and information value. Research in - operative information agents has expanded to include agent negotiation, agent communities, agent mobility, as well as agent collaboration for information d- covery in constrained environments. TheinterdisciplinaryCIAworkshopseriesencompassesa widevarietyoft- ics dealing with cooperative information agents. All workshop proceedings have been published by Springer as Lecture Notes in Arti?cial Intelligence, Volumes 1202 (1997), 1435 (1998), and 1652 (1999), respectively. This year, the theme of the CIA workshop was ”’The Future of Information Agents in Cyberspace”, a very ?tting topic as the use of agents for information gathering, negotiation, correlation, fusion, and dissemination becomes ever more prevalent. We noted a marked trend in CIA 2000 towards addressing issues related to communities of agents that: (1) negotiate for information resources, (2) build robust ontologies to enhance search capabilities, (3) communicate for planning and problem so- ing, (4) learn and evolve based on their experiences, and (5) assume increasing degrees of autonomy in the control of complex systems.


Agent Collaboration Agent Communication Agent-Based Negotiation E-Commerce Electronic Commerce Information Agents Intelligent Information Systems Internet Internet-Based Information Systems Personal Information Agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Klusch
    • 1
  • Larry Kerschberg
    • 2
  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial IntelligenceSaarbrueckenGermany
  2. 2.E-Center for E-Business and Department of Computer Science Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering George Mason UniversityFairfax, VirginiaUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67703-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45012-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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