Computational Intelligence for Agent-based Systems

  • Raymond S. T. Lee
  • Vincenzo Loia

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. E. Costa- Montenegro, J. C. Burguillo- Rial, F. J. Gonzalez- Castano, Vales- Alonso
    Pages 29-60
  3. Hakan Duman, Hani Hagras, Victor Callaghan
    Pages 61-102
  4. Trevor Martin, Basim Majeed, Beum-Seuk Lee, Nick Clarke
    Pages 155-175
  5. Magy Seif El-Nasr, Thanos Vasilakos
    Pages 233-263

About this book

Introduction

In these last years the digital technology explosion has spawned so many new lifestyle models that the boundaries between "real" and "digital" are fiercely debated. This scenario has deeply changed the viewpoint about computer applications: computers become smaller, cheapest and hugely distributed in wired or unwired networks, applications become so flexible and intelligent as to tailor its communication facilities in order to increase the usability of the system. Such data-intensive, unstructured spaces featured by minimal or no centralized control flow, present a challenge for traditional methods of analysis, design and integration of advanced, distributed and intelligent computer systems. Within this challenge, an important role is played by two important research areas : Fuzzy Technology, thanks to its ability to exploit the tolerance for imprecision to achieve tractability and Agent Technology, thanks to its nature to employ agent-wise communities to carry out complex goals by means of smart interaction, cooperation, and pro-activeness.

Computational Intelligence inside Agents is a novel and extremely helpful approach to support the designer of smart applications that treat unknown or ill-defined situations so to better handle knowledge representation and reasoning under these assumptions. We hope this volume represents a new step on intelligent system management roadmap.

Keywords

Agent-based Systems agents artificial intelligence computational intelligence control fuzzy intelligence modeling ontology ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond S. T. Lee
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Loia
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Universita di Salerno via Ponte don MelilloFiscianoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73177-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73175-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73177-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
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