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Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on (2000)
Boston, Massachusetts
July 10, 2000 to July 12, 2000
ISBN: 0-7695-0625-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. xi
Invited Talks

What's Needed to Build Team Players? (Abstract)

Barbara J. Grosz , Harvard University
pp. 0003

RoboCup Rescue: A Grand Challenge for Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Hiroaki Kitano , Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. and the RoboCup Federation
pp. 0005

Computationally Grounded Theories of Agency (Abstract)

Michael Wooldridge , University of Liverpool
pp. 0013
Papers

Modeling Dialogues Using Argumentation (Abstract)

Leila Amgoud , University of London
Nicolas Maudet , IRIT/ENSEEIHT
Simon Parsons , University of Liverpool
pp. 0031

Integer Programming for Combinatorial Auction Winner Determination (Abstract)

Arne Andersson , Uppsala University
Mattias Tenhunen , Uppsala University
Fredrik Ygge , Uppsala University
pp. 0039

Assessing Usage Patterns to Improve Data Allocation via Auctions (Abstract)

Rina Azoulay-Schwartz , Bar-Ilan University
Sarit Kraus , Bar-Ilan University and University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 0047

Wayward Agents in a Commuting Scenario (Personalities in the Minority Game) (Abstract)

A. Bazzan , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
R. Bordini , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
G. Andrioti , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
R. Vicari , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
J. Wahle , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
pp. 0055

A Multi-Agent Channel Allocation Scheme for Cellular Mobile Networks (Abstract)

E. Bodanese , University of London
L. Cuthbert , University of London
pp. 0063

An Introduction to Congregating in Multiagent Systems (Abstract)

Christopher H. Brooks , University of Michigan
Edmund H. Durfee , University of Michigan
Aaron Armstrong , University of Michigan
pp. 0079

An Experimental Evaluation of Domain-Independent Fault Handling Services in Open Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Chrysanthos Dellarocas , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Klein , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
pp. 0095

Using Similarity Criteria to Make Negotiation Trade-Offs (Abstract)

P. Faratin , Queen Mary & Westfield College
C. Sierra , Campus UAB, Bellaterra
N. R. Jennings , University of Southampton
pp. 0119

The Adaptive Agent Architecture: Achieving Fault-Tolerance Using Persistent Broker Teams (Abstract)

Sanjeev Kumar , Oregon Graduate Institute
Philip R. Cohen , Oregon Graduate Institute
Hector J. Levesque , University of Toronto
pp. 0159

Coalition Formation for Large-Scale Electronic Markets (Abstract)

K. Lerman , University of Southern California
0. Shehory , IBM Research Lab in Haifa
pp. 0167

Defection-Free Exchange Mechanisms for Information Goods (Abstract)

Shigeo Matsubara , NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Makoto Yokoo , NTT Communication Science Laboratories
pp. 0183

Cooperation by Iterated Plan Revision (Abstract)

Bart Jan Moree , Delft University of Technology
André Bos , Delft University of Technology
Hans Tonino , Delft University of Technology
Cees Witteveen , Delft University of Technology
pp. 0191

An Extension of UML by Protocols for Multiagent Interaction (Abstract)

Bernhard Bauer , Siemens AG
Jörg P. Müller , Siemens AG
James Odell , James Odell Associates
pp. 0207

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning: An Approach Based on the Other Agent's Internal Model (Abstract)

Yasuo Nagayuki , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Shin Ishii , Nara Institute of Science and Technology and the Japan Science and Technology
Kenji Doya , Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
pp. 0215

A Multi-Agent System for Intelligent Network Load Control Using a Market-Based Approach (Abstract)

K. Prouskas , Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
A. Patel , Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
J. Pitt , Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
J. Barria , Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
pp. 0231

Surplus Equivalence of Leveled Commitment Contracts (Abstract)

Thomas Sandholm , Washington University
Yunhong Zhou , Washington University
pp. 0247

Safe Exchange Planner (Abstract)

Tuomas Sandholm , Washington University
Vincent Ferrandon , Washington University
pp. 0255

Computational Dialectics for Argument-Based Agent Systems (Abstract)

Hajime Sawamura , Niigata University
Yuichi Umeda , Niigata University
Robert K. Meyer , Australian National University
pp. 0271

Believing Others: Pros and Cons (Abstract)

Sandip Sen , University of Tulsa
Anish Biswas , University of Tulsa
Sandip Debnath , University of Tulsa
pp. 0279

Searching for Optimal Coalition Structures (Abstract)

Sandip Sen , University of Tulsa
Partha Sarathi Dutta , University of Tulsa
pp. 0287

Intention Reconciliation by Collaborative Agents (Abstract)

David G. Sullivan , Harvard University
Barbara J. Grosz , Harvard University
Sarit Kraus , Bar-Ilan University and University of Maryland
pp. 0293

Mechanism Design for Resource Bounded Agents (Abstract)

Noa E. Kfir-Dahav , Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Dov Monderer , Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Moshe Tennenholtz , Technion Israel Institute of Technology
pp. 0309

Distributed Quiescence Detection in Multiagent Negotiation (Abstract)

Michael P. Wellman , University of Michigan
William E. Walsh , University of Michigan
pp. 0317

CCL: Expressions of Choice in Agent Communication (Abstract)

Steven Willmott , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Monique Calisti , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Boi Faltings , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Santiago Macho-Gonzalez , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Omar Belakhdar , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Marc Torrens , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
pp. 0325

The Benefits of Environment Adaptive Organizations for Agent Coordination and Network Routing Problems (Abstract)

Steven Willmott , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Boi Faltings , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
pp. 0333

Justifying Multiply Sectioned Bayesian Networks (Abstract)

Y. Xiang , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
V. Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
pp. 0349
Posters

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Planning and Scheduling Multiple Goals (Abstract)

Sachiyo Arai , Carnegie Mellon University
Katia Sycara , Carnegie Mellon University
Terry R. Payne , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 0359

Behavior-Based Coordination of Large-Scale Robot Formations (Abstract)

Tucker Balch , Carnegie Mellon University
Maria Hybinette , Georgia Institute of Technology
pp. 0363

Situated BD Agents Subsume BDI Agents (Abstract)

Pierre Bonzon , University of Lausanne
pp. 0367

An Analytic Approach to Pheromone-Based Coordination (Abstract)

Sven A. Brueckner , ERIM Center for Electronic Commerce
pp. 0369

Dynamic Service Pricing for Brokers in a Multi-Agent Economy (Abstract)

Prithviraj Dasgupta , University of California at Santa Barbara
Rajarshi Das , IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
pp. 0375

Sociological Agents for Effective Social Action (Abstract)

Mark d'Inverno , University of Westminster
Michael Luck , University of Warwick
pp. 0379

Cooperating Configuration Agents Supporting Supply Chain Integration of Customizable Products (Abstract)

A. Felfernig , Universit?t Klagenfurt
G. Friedrich , Universit?t Klagenfurt
D. Jannach , Universit?t Klagenfurt
M. Zanker , Universit?t Klagenfurt
pp. 0385

Organization Models and Behavioral Requirements Specification for Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Jacques Ferber , Universite Montpellier II
Olivier Gutknecht , Universite Montpellier II
Catholijn M. Jonker , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jan Treur , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jean-Pierre Müller , Universit? de Neuch?tel
pp. 0387

Integrating Agent-Based Mixed-Initiative Control with an Existing Multi-Agent Planning System (Abstract)

Mark Burstein , BBN Technologies
George Ferguson , University of Rochester
James Allen , University of Rochester
pp. 0389

Using Decision Theory to Formalize Emotions in Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz , University of Texas at Arlington
Christine L. Lisetti , University of South Florida
pp. 0391

Towards Verification of Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Pablo Gruer , Universit? de Technologie de Belfort-Montb?liard
Vincent Hilaire , Universit? de Technologie de Belfort-Montb?liard
Abder Koukam , Universit? de Technologie de Belfort-Montb?liard
pp. 0393

A Semantic Framework for Specifying Agent Communication Languages (Abstract)

Frank Guerin , Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine
Jeremy Pitt , Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine
pp. 0395

BiddingBot: A Multiagent Support System for Cooperative Bidding in Multiple Auctions (Abstract)

Takayuki Ito , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Naoki Fukuta , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Toramatsu Shintani , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Katia Sycara , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 0399

An Analysis of a Supply Chain Management Agent Architecture (Abstract)

Nenad Ivezic , Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mario Barbacci , Software Engineering Institute
John Robert , Software Engineering Institute
Don Libes , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tom Potok , Oak Ridge National Laboratory
pp. 0401

Compensatory Negotiation for Agent-Based Project Schedule Coordination (Abstract)

Keesoo Kim , Stanford University
Boyd C. Paulson, Jr. , Stanford University
Charles J. Petrie, Jr. , Stanford University
Victor R. Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
pp. 0405

A Multi-Agent Framework for Meeting Scheduling Using Fuzzy Constraints (Abstract)

Xudong Luo , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ho-fung Leung , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jimmy Ho-man Lee , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 0409

Modeling Social Agents in BDO Logic (Abstract)

Guangwei Ma , Tsinghua University
Chunyi Shi , Tsinghua University
pp. 0411

Sampling and Estimation Using Multiple Robots (Abstract)

Robert McCartney , University of Connecticut
Haihang Sun , University of Connecticut
pp. 0415

Learning Team Coordination Constraints through Execution (Abstract)

Pragnesh Jay Modi , University of Southern California
Wei-Min Shen , University of Southern California
pp. 0417

Benevolent Agents in Multiagent Systems (Abstract)

Abdulla M. Mohamed , University of South Carolina
Michael N. Huhns , University of South Carolina
pp. 0419

Evaluating Concurrent Reinforcement Learners (Abstract)

Manisha Mundhe , University of Tulsa
Sandip Sen , University of Tulsa
pp. 0421

Design and Implementation of the Kernel and Agents for the RoboCup-Rescue (Abstract)

M. Ohta , Tokyo Institute of Technology
T. Koto , Tokyo Institute of Technology
I. Takeuchi , Tokyo Institute of Technology
T. Takahashi , Tokyo Institute of Technology
H. Kit , Tokyo Institute of Technology
pp. 0423

Enabling Perception for Plan Recognition in Multi-Agent Air Mission Simulations (Abstract)

Adrian R. Pearce , University of Melbourne
Clinton Heinze , University of Melbourne
Simon Goss , University of Melbourne
pp. 0427

Using Wrapper Agents to Answer Queries in Distributed Information Systems (Abstract)

Luciano Serafini , ITC - IRST
Chiara Ghidini , Manchester Metropolitan University
pp. 0429

Agent Societies without Dilemmas: An Evolutionary Approach (Abstract)

Manisha Mundhe , University of Tulsa
Sandip Sen , University of Tulsa
pp. 0431

More than Envy-Free (Abstract)

Sandip Sen , University of Tulsa
Anish Biswas , University of Tulsa
pp. 0433

Multiple Negotiations among Agents for a Distributed Meeting Scheduler (Abstract)

Toramatsu Shintani , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Takayuki Ito , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Katia Sycara , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 0435

Communication Protocols as First-class Components of Multiagent Systems (Abstract)

C. Sibertin-Blanc , University Toulouse I / IRIT
C. Hanachi , University Toulouse I / IRIT
J. Cardoso , University Toulouse I / IRIT
pp. 0437

Reactive Real-Time Cooperation as a Combination of Altruism and Self Satisfaction (Abstract)

Olivier Simonin , LIRMM - Universit? Montpellier II,
Jacques Ferber , LIRMM - Universit? Montpellier II,
pp. 0439

Defining and Using Ideal Teammate and Opponent Agent Models: A Case Study in Robotic Soccer (Abstract)

Peter Stone , AT&T Labs
Patrick Riley , Carnegie Mellon University
Manuela Veloso , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 0441

An Organization-Related Information Maintenance Component (Abstract)

Toshiharu Sugawara , NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
Osamu Akashi , NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
Satoshi Kurihara , NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
Shin-ya Sato , NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
pp. 0443

Multi-Agent Q-Learning and Regression Trees for Automated Pricing Decisions (Abstract)

Manu Sridharan , IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Gerald Tesauro , IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
pp. 0447

Trust and Reputation Management in a Small-World Network (Abstract)

Mahadevan Venkatraman , North Carolina State University
Bin Yu , North Carolina State University
Munindar P. Singh , North Carolina State University
pp. 0449

An Influence Diagram Model for Multi-Agent Negotiation (Abstract)

Chhaya Mudgal , University of Saskatchewan
Julita Vassileva , University of Saskatchewan
pp. 0451

Experiences in Simulating Multi-Agent Systems Using T?MS (Abstract)

Régis Vincent , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Bryan Horling , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Victor Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
pp. 0455

State-Based Control for Organizationally Situated Agents (Abstract)

Thomas Wagner , University of Maine
Victor Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
pp. 0457

Agent-Based Risk Learning for Computing Systems (Abstract)

XiaoFeng Wang , Carnegie Mellon University
Han Kiliccote , Carnegie Mellon University
Pradeep K. Khosla , Carnegie Mellon University
ChengQi Zhang , Deakin University
pp. 0459

A Multiagent Variant of Dyna-Q (Abstract)

Gerhard Weiß , Technische Universit?t M?nchen
pp. 0461

Objective Trust-Based Agents: Trust and Trustworthiness in a Multi-Agent Trading Society (Abstract)

Mark Witkowski , Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Jeremy Pitt , Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
pp. 0463

A Taxonomy of Middle-Agents for the Internet (Abstract)

H. Chi Wong , Carnegie Mellon University
Katia Sycara , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 0465

Communication in Multi-Agent Markov Decision Processes (Abstract)

Ping Xuan , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Victor Lesser , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Shlomo Zilberstein , University of Massachusetts at Amherst
pp. 0467

Architecture-Centric Object-Oriented Design Method for Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Hongsoon Yim , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Kyehyun Cho , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Sungjoo Park , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Jongwoo Kim , Chungnam National University
pp. 0469

Index of Authors (PDF)

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