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Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on (2003)
Halifax, Canada
Oct. 13, 2003 to Oct. 17, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1931-8
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Main Track - Regular Papers

Dynamic Stochastic Capacity Pricing for Resource Allocation (Abstract)

Theo D'Hondt , Vrije Universiteit Brussel
A. G. Njimolu Anyouzoa , Vrije Universiteit Brussel
pp. 3

An Approach to Digitizing and Managing Well-Logging Parameter Graphs with Agent-Based Perspective (Abstract)

Mei Wang , Daqing Petroleum Institute
Qingfeng Song , Daqing Petroleum Institute
Chengqi Zhang , University of Technology, Sydney
Chunsheng Li , University of Technology, Sydney
pp. 11

A Distributed Agent Approachto Global Transportation Scheduling (Abstract)

Dale Lambert , Defence, Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Don Perugini , Defence, Science and Technology Organisation, Australia; The University of Melbourne, Australia
Adrian Pearce , The University of Melbourne, Australia
Leon Sterling , The University of Melbourne, Australia
pp. 18

Modelling and Specifying Scenarios and Agent Behaviour (Abstract)

Lijun Shan , National University of Defence Technology
Hong Zhu , Oxford Brookes University
pp. 32

Integrating Reinforcement Learning, Bidding and Genetic Algorithms (Abstract)

Ron Sun , University of Missouri-Columbia
Dehu Qi , Lamar University
pp. 53

Mobile Agents For Data Analysis In Industrial Automation Systems (Abstract)

Q. H. Wu , The University of Liverpool, UK
D. P. Buse , The University of Liverpool, UK
J. Q. Feng , The University of Liverpool, UK
pp. 60

EMMA: An E-Mail Management Assistant (Abstract)

Wayne Wobcke , University of New South Wales
Paul Compton , University of New South Wales
Van Ho , University of New South Wales
pp. 67

Discovery of Emergent Natural Laws by Hierarchical Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Kevin Gates , University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Jim Hanan , University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Henk Stolk , University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
pp. 75

Classification Rule Discovery with Ant Colony Optimization (Abstract)

Hussein A. Abbass , University of New South wales, Australia
Bo Liu , Guangxi University, Nanning, China
Bob McKay , University of New South wales, Australia
pp. 83

Dynamic Inference of Perceptual Categories in Negotiating Agents (Abstract)

Michael Grimsley , Sheffield Hallam University
Anthony Meehan , The Open University
pp. 89

An XML-based multi-agent system for the user-oriented management of QoS in telecommunications networks (Abstract)

Domenico Ursino , Universit? di Reggio Calabria
Pasquale De Meo , Universit? di Reggio Calabria
Giorgio Terracina , Universit? della Calabria
Jameson Mbale , Harbin Institute of Technology
pp. 96

FLIP: A Platform to Integrate Embodied Agent Technology (Abstract)

Bent Bruun Kristensen , University of Southern Denmark
Yves Demazeau , University of Southern Denmark; Institut IMAG
Lars Kock Jensen , University of Southern Denmark
pp. 103

CARLA - A CORBA-based Architecture for Lightweight Agents (Abstract)

Martin Schader , University of Mannheim, Germany
Axel Korthaus , University of Mannheim, Germany
Markus Aleksy , University of Mannheim, Germany
pp. 111

Learning Knowledge Bases for Information Extraction from Multiple Text Based Web Sites (Abstract)

Xiaoying Gao , Victoria University of Wellington
Mengjie Zhang , Victoria University of Wellington
pp. 119

Discovery and Sharing of Knowledge with Self-Organized Agents (Abstract)

L. K. Wickramasinghe , Monash University, Australia
L. D. Alahakoon , Monash University, Australia
pp. 126

The Use of Hybrid Negotiation in Resource Coordination among Agents (Abstract)

Xin Li , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Leen-Kiat Soh , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
pp. 133

Integrative Negotiation In Complex Organizational Agent Systems (Abstract)

Xiaoqin Zhang , University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Victor Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Tom Wagner , Honeywell Laboratories
pp. 140

A New Approach of the Collaborative User Interface Agents (Abstract)

Tarek Helmy , Kyushu University
Makoto Amamiya , Kyushu University
Tsunenori Mine , Kyushu University
Satoshi Amamiya , Kyushu University
pp. 147

Tasks as Context for Intelligent Agents (Abstract)

Leon Sterling , The University of Melbourne, Australia
Kendall Lister , The University of Melbourne, Australia
pp. 154

Mission Impossible? Automatically Assembling Agents from High-Level Task Descriptions (Abstract)

Arkady Zaslavsky , Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Seng Loke , Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Glenn Jayaputera , Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
pp. 161

Proxy Ecology - Cooperative Proxies with Artificial Life (Abstract)

James Z. Wang , Clemson University
Ratan K. Guha , University of Central Florida
pp. 168

An Agent-based Digital Self in a 24x7 Web Services World: Architecture and Implementation (Abstract)

Steve Goschnick , University of Melbourne, Australia
Leon Sterling , University of Melbourne, Australia
pp. 175

Inaccessibility in Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Vladim? Mar? , Czech Technical University in Prague
Jir? Lazansk? , Czech Technical University in Prague
Michal Dob?sek , Czech Technical University in Prague
Michal Pechoucek , Czech Technical University in Prague
pp. 182

Modeling Agent-Based Load Balancing with Time Delays (Abstract)

Xiaolong Jin , Hong Kong Baptist University
Yuanshi Wang , Zhongshan University
Jiming Liu , Hong Kong Baptist University
pp. 189

Belief Revision for Adaptive Negotiation Agents (Abstract)

Siu Y. Chan , Queensland University of Technology
Raymond Y.K. Lau , Queensland University of Technology
Zi Huang , The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Brant Essam , Queensland University of Technology
pp. 196

Problem-solving in open environments (Abstract)

Santiago Macho-Gonzalez , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Boi Faltings , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
pp. 203

The Role of Agents in Distributed Data Mining: Issues and Benefits (Abstract)

Stefano Lodi , University of Bologna
Matthias Klusch , German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Gianluca Moro , University of Bologna
pp. 211

A hybrid architecture for autonomous navigation using a CBR reactive layer (Abstract)

J. V?zquez-Salceda , Utrecht University
E.J. P?rez , University of M?laga
C. Urdiales , University of M?laga
F. Sandoval , University of M?laga
pp. 225

A Neural Multi-Agent Based System for Smart Html Pages Retrieval (Abstract)

Vincenzo Conti , University of Palermo
Filippo Sorbello , University of Palermo
Salvatore Vitabile , I.CA.R. - Italian National Research Council
Giovanni Pilato , I.CA.R. - Italian National Research Council
Giorgio Vassallo , CRES - Centro per la Ricerca Elettronica in Sicilia
pp. 233

A Resource Based Framework for Planning and Replanning (Abstract)

Mathijs de Weerdt , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Cees Witteveen , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Roman van der Krogt , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
pp. 247

A task-oriented agent-based mechanism for theorem proving (Abstract)

Quoc Bao Vo , Universit?t des Saarlandes, Germany
pp. 275

Designing Flexible Negotiation Agent with Relaxed Decision Rules (Abstract)

Kwang Mong Sim , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shi Yu Wang , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 282

Autonomous Information Services Integration and Allocation in Agent-Based Information Service System (Abstract)

Kinji Mori , Tokyo Institute of Technology
Xiaodong Lu , Tokyo Institute of Technology
pp. 290

Efficiency of Emergent Constraint Satisfaction in Small-world and Random Agent Networks (Abstract)

Xiaolong Jin , Hong Kong Baptist University
Jiming Liu , Hong Kong Baptist University
pp. 304

A Two-Level Negotiation Framework for Complex Negotiations (Abstract)

Tom Wagner , Honeywell Laboratories
Victor Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Xiaoqin Zhang , University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
pp. 311

Multi-Agent Interaction Protocols for e-Business (Abstract)

Martin Purvis , University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Mariusz Nowostawski , University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Stephen Cranefield , University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marcos Oliveira , University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
pp. 318

Strategies for Cooperative Search in Distributed Databases (Abstract)

Josel?to J. Chua , Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Peter E. Tischer , Monash University, Clayton, Australia
pp. 325

Asymmetric Multiagent Reinforcement Learning (Abstract)

Ville K?n?nen , Helsinki University of Technology
pp. 336

Novel Vertical Mining On Diffsets Structure (Abstract)

Werasak Kurutach , Mahanakorn University Of Technology
Wootipong Consue , Mahanakorn University Of Technology
pp. 343

On Need-driven Proactive Information Exchanges in Agent Teams (Abstract)

John Yen , The Pennsylvania State University
Xiaocong Fan , The Pennsylvania State University
Richard A. Volz , Texas A&M University
pp. 350

MMASS Approach to Localization Problems (Abstract)

Stefania Bandini , University of Milano-Bicocca
Giuseppe Vizzari , University of Milano-Bicocca
Sara Manzoni , University of Milano-Bicocca
pp. 357

Improving Fault-tolerance in MAS with Dynamic Proxy Replicate Groups (Abstract)

Alan Fedoruk , University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Ralph Deters , University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
pp. 364

A Software Engineering Processfor BDI Agent-Based Systems (Abstract)

Harvey Jiang , Object Consulting Pty. Ltd., Australia
Elizabeth Kendall , Monash University, Australia
Tiemei Irene Zhang ?? , Monash University, Australia
pp. 392

Artificial Software Agents on Thin Double Auction Markets - A Human Trader Experiment (Abstract)

Jens Grossklags , University of California at Berkeley
Carsten Schmidt , Max-Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems
pp. 400
Main Track - Short Papers

A Multiagent System for Optimizing Urban Traffic (Abstract)

John France , University of New Brunswick, Canada
Ali A. Ghorbani , University of New Brunswick, Canada
pp. 411

Collaboration Based on Hierachical Relationship (Abstract)

Xiaohui Liang , BeiHang University, China
Xukun Shen , BeiHang University, China
Qinping Zhao , BeiHang University, China
pp. 415

A General Architecture for Autonomous Agents (Abstract)

Lise Jensen , Lund Institute of Technology
Mats R. Lilja , Lund Institute of Technology
Anders Wikstr? , Lund Institute of Technology
Bertil Ekdahl , Lund Institute of Technology
Stefan Nyman , Lund Institute of Technology
pp. 419

Evolutionary Game Algorithm for Multiple Knapsack Problem (Abstract)

Han Lu , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Liu Xiande , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Ye Jun , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
pp. 424

Network Load Balancing Algorithm using Ants Computing (Abstract)

Fei Qian , Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University
Hiroyuki Une , Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University
pp. 428

Q-Learning Automaton (Abstract)

Fei Qian , Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University, Japan
Hironori Hirata , Chiba University, Japan
pp. 432

Multi-agent Technology for Distributed Data Mining and Classification (Abstract)

Oleg Karsaeyv , SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Gorodetsky , SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Samoilov , SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
pp. 438

Formal Framework for Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Wenpin Jiao , Peking University, China
Minghui Zhou , Peking University, China
Qianxiang Wang , Peking University, China
pp. 442

Communicative Acts of Elvin-Enhanced Mobile Agents (Abstract)

Seng Wai Loke , Monash University, Australia
Arkady Zaslavsky , Monash University, Australia
pp. 446

Soft Gene, Role, Agent: MABS Learns from Sociology (Abstract)

Qi Yan , National University of Defense Techonology, Changsha, China
ZhiChang Qi , National University of Defense Techonology, Changsha, China
LiJun Shan , National University of Defense Techonology, Changsha, China
Hong Zhu , Oxford Brookes University, England
XinJun Mao , National University of Defense Techonology, Changsha, China
pp. 450

Odaies: Ontology-driven Adaptive Web Information Extraction System (Abstract)

Shi-Jun Cheng , Peking University, Beijing, China
Ning Zhang , Peking University, Beijing, China
Hong Chen , Peking University, Beijing, China
Ming-Feng Xiong , Peking University, Beijing, China
Yu Wang , Peking University, Beijing, China
pp. 454

Supporting Knowledge Management Infrastructure: A Multi-Agent Approach (Abstract)

Wei Dai , Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, MC
Changgui Chen , Deakin University Geelong, VIC
Stuart H. Rubin , SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego
pp. 461

Learning DNF Concepts by Constrained Clustering of Positive Instances (Abstract)

Li Minqiang , Tianjin University, China
Li Zhi , Tianjin University, China
pp. 465

A New Agent-based Framework for the Simulation of Electricity Markets (Abstract)

Manuel Cordeiro , University of Tr?s-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Carlos Ramos , Inst. of Engineering/Polytechnic Inst. of Porto
Isabel Pra? , Inst. of Engineering/Polytechnic Inst. of Porto
Zita Vale , Inst. of Engineering/Polytechnic Inst. of Porto
pp. 469

A Programming Language for Autonomous and Mobile Agents (Abstract)

Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni , LIP6 - University of Paris 6
Alexandru Suna , LAMSADE - University of Paris Dauphine
pp. 474

Person Name Identification in Chinese Documents Using Finite State Automata (Abstract)

Chunfa Yuan , Tsinghua University
Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang , Binghamton University
Bing Shen , Binghamton University
pp. 478

Human-Agent Viewpoint Similarity based on Terminological Logic for Mixed-Initiative Planning (Abstract)

Bruno Bouchard , Universit? du Qu?bec ? Chicoutimi, Canada
Abdenour Bouzouane , Universit? du Qu?bec ? Chicoutimi, Canada
pp. 482

Problem Solving with Attitude and the Theory of Reasoned Action (Abstract)

S. Au , The Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
N. Parameswaran , University of New South Wales, Australia
pp. 486

Hybrid Intelligent System for Pricing the Indices of Dual-Listing Stock Markets (Abstract)

S. I. Ao , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
pp. 495

Analysis and Design of HWME Using Holonic Multi-agent Systems (Abstract)

Ruwei Dai , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hailing Wang , Chinese Academy of Sciences
pp. 499

Agent-oriented Framework for Decision Tree Evolution (Abstract)

Matej Sprogar , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Matjaz Colnaric , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 503

Formal Framework for Modeling and Simulation of DDoS Attacks Based on Teamwork of Hackers-Agents (Abstract)

Alexey Alexeev , St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
Igor Kotenko , St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
Evgeny Man'kov , St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
pp. 507

Validating interactions in ubiquitous software systems using dialogue oriented interactions (Abstract)

Gouaich Abdelkader , Laboratoire Informatique, Robotique et Micro Electronique
pp. 515

Privilege Negotiation Agents for Distributed Authorisation on World Wide Web (Abstract)

Mark Looi , Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Richard Au , Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ming Yao , Queensland University of Technology, Australia
pp. 519

Virtual Enterprise Formation with Agents - an Approach to Implementation (Abstract)

Mihhail Matskin , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jinghai Rao , Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Sobah Abbas Petersen , Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
pp. 527

Distributed Ubiquitous Software Services (Abstract)

Gouaich Abdelkader , Laboratoire Informatique, Robotique et Micro Electronic
pp. 531

Using Self-Organization for Functional Integrity Maintenance of Wireless Sensor Networks (Abstract)

Jean-Paul Jamont , Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
Michel Occello , Universit? Pierre Mend?s-France
pp. 535

A Possible Approach to the Development of Robotic Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Antonio Chella , University of Palermo
Luca Sabatucci , Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni (ICAR)
Massimo Cossentino , Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni (ICAR)
pp. 539

Discrete Bee Dance Algorithms for Pattern Formation on a Grid (Abstract)

Noam Gordon , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Israel A. Wagner , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Alfred M. Brucks , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
pp. 545

Preliminary Performance Evaluation of an Agent-Based Geospatial Data Conflation System (Abstract)

Johan Bjursell , University of Southern Mississippi
Shahram Rahimi , Southern Illinois University
Maria Cobb , University of Southern Mississippi
Dia Ali , University of Southern Mississippi
Marcin Paprzycki , Oklahoma State University
pp. 550

MPIAB: A Novel Agent Architecture for Parallel Processing (Abstract)

Shahram Rahimi , Southern Illinois University
Ajay Narayanan , Southern Illinois University
Meha Sabharwal , Southern Illinois University
pp. 554

Non-Refundable-Bid Auctions for Positions in a Queue: A Decision-Theoretic Analysis (Abstract)

Tiffany Ya Tang , Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada
Pinata Winoto , Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada
pp. 558

Adding Flexibility Using Structured Goals: the Case of Itinerant Mobile Agents (Abstract)

James Harland , RMIT University, Australia
Toan Phung , RMIT University, Australia
Seng W. Loke , Monash University, Australia
pp. 562

Modeling the Behaviors of Players in Competitive Environments (Abstract)

Shih-Yang Chiao , Lancaster University, UK
Costas S. Xydeas , Lancaster University, UK
pp. 566

Introducing Software Agents to Support a Web-based Collective Activity (Abstract)

Pierre Tchounikine , Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universit? du Maine
Neil Taurisson , Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universit? du Maine
pp. 570

Knowledge sharing in default reasoning based multi-agent systems (Abstract)

Dominik Ryzko , Warsaw University of Technology
Henryk Rybinski , Warsaw University of Technology
pp. 576

Multi-agent Coalition via Autonomous Price Negotiation in a Real-Time Web Environment (Abstract)

Hoong Chuin Lau , National University of Singapore
Wei Sian Lim , National University of Singapore
pp. 580

Multiagent Reinforcement Learning Using OLAP-Based Association Rules Mining (Abstract)

Reda Alhajj , University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mehmet Kaya , F?rat University, Elazig, Turkey
pp. 584

A New Distributed Approach to Solve Meeting Scheduling Problems (Abstract)

Tu Bao Ho , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Ahlem Ben Hassine , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Takayuki Ito , Nagoya Institute of Technology
pp. 588

A JMS Message Transport Protocol for the JADE Platform (Abstract)

Desmond Chambers , National University of Ireland, Galway
Gerard Lyons , National University of Ireland, Galway
Edward Curry , National University of Ireland, Galway
pp. 596

Multi-Agent Autonomic Architecture and Its Application in E- Medicine (Abstract)

Huaglory Tianfield , Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
pp. 601

Identifiability of Causal Effects in a Multi-Agent Causal Model (Abstract)

Sam Maes , Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Bernard Manderick , Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Joke Reumers , Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
pp. 605

Web Course Self-Adaptation (Abstract)

Claude Frasson , Universit? de Montr?al, Canada
Mohammed A. Razek , Universit? de Montr?al, Canada
Marc Kaltenbach , Bishop's University
pp. 614

Enlarging the Applicability of a Failure Cause Eradication Based Methodology (Abstract)

Nicolas Guionnet , Centre de recherche de l'IUT de Bayonne, Rue Darrigrand, Bayonne, France
Guy Gouard?res , Centre de recherche de l'IUT de Bayonne, Rue Darrigrand, Bayonne, France
pp. 618

An application of Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques in Air Traffic Management (Abstract)

Minh Nguyen-Duc , University of Paris 6, Paris, France
Jean-Pierre Briot , University of Paris 6, Paris, France
Vu Duong , EUROCONTROL Experimental Center, Br?tigny, France
Alexis Drogoul , University of Paris 6, Paris, France
pp. 622
Industry Track Paper

Cost-based Dynamic Reconfiguration System for Intelligent Agent Negotiation (Abstract)

Kenwood Hall , Rockwell Automation, OH
Petr Slechta , Rockwell Automation Research Center, Czech Republic
Pavel Tich? , Rockwell Automation Research Center, Czech Republic
Raymond J. Staron , Rockwell Automation, OH
Vladim?r Mar? , Rockwell Automation Research Center, Czech Republic
Francisco P. Maturana , Rockwell Automation, OH
Fred M. Discenzo , Rockwell Automation, OH
pp. 629

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