© 1999

Approaches to Intelligence Agents

Second Pacific Rim InternationalWorkshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA’99 Kyoto, Japan, December 2–3, 1999 Proceedings

  • Hideyuki Nakashima
  • Chengqi Zhang
Conference proceedings PRIMA 1999

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1733)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1733)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Cooperation

  3. Mobility

    1. Byung-Rae Lee, Kyung-Ah Chang, Tai-Yun Kim
      Pages 72-83
    2. Takushi Sogo, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Toru Ishida
      Pages 96-110
  4. Learning

    1. Kazuteru Miyazaki, Shigenobu Kobayashi
      Pages 111-125
    2. Keiki Takadama, Masakazu Watabe, Katsunori Shimohara, Shinichi Nakasuka
      Pages 126-140
    3. Yong S. Choi, Jaeho Lee, Suk I. Yoo
      Pages 141-153
  5. Interfacing

    1. Takeshi Ohguro, Sen Yoshida, Kazuhiro Kuwabara
      Pages 170-181
  6. System Design

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-241

About these proceedings


Intelligent agents will be the necessity of the coming century. Software agents will pilot us through the vast sea of information, by communicating with other agents. A group of cooperating agents may accomplish a task which cannot be done by any subset of them. This volume consists of selected papers from PRIMA’99, the second Paci c Rim InternationalWorkshop on Multi-Agents, held in Kyoto,Japan, on Dec- ber 2-3, 1999. PRIMA constitutes a series of workshops on autonomous agents and mul- agent systems, integrating the activities in Asia and the Pacic rim countries, such as MACC (Multiagent Systems and Cooperative Computation) in Japan, and the Australian Workshop on Distributed Arti cial Intelligence. The r st workshop, PRIMA’98, was held in conjunction with PRICAI’98, in Singapore. The aim of this workshop is to encourage activities in this e ld, and to bring togetherresearchersfromAsiaandPacic rimworkingonagentsandmultiagent issues. Unlike usual conferences, this workshop mainly discusses and explores scienti c and practical problems as raised by the participants. Participation is thus limited to professionals who have made a signi cant contribution to the topics of the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - multi-agent systems and their applications - agent architecture and its applications - languages for describing (multi-)agent systems - standard (multi-)agent problems - challenging research issues in (multi-)agent systems - communication and dialogues - multi-agent learning - other issues on (multi-)agent systems We received 43 submissions to this workshop from more than 10 countries.


CORBA Multi-agent systems Navigation agent architectures agent communication agent cooperation agent interfaces agent system design agents computational learning learning multi-agent system reinforcement learning robot semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hideyuki Nakashima
    • 1
  • Chengqi Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrotechnical LaboratoriesTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Deakin University Geelong, Scool of Computing and MathematicsAustralia

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