Monthly MultiAgent.com news for Mon May 15 05:17:15 2000
My Agent Will Call Your Agent
An article from Software Development magazine about the differences
between components and agents and how "Intelligent components that
autonomously represent user's interests and communicate
via XML are the answer to a fundamental e-commerce need: flexible,
FIPA-OS v1.1.0 Released
New features include: "Automatic installation and platform
configuration: Works straight 'out of the box; Platform configured to run on a
single host; No third party software required; Installs on Windows, UNIX,
and Linux. Example agents and tutorial instructions. Numerous bug fixes
and feature enhancements" Fipa 1.2 is scheduled for May.
Bee-gent trial package software(Beta-1.3 version)
Bee-gent, a platform for mobile agents, has a new version out. I
has a new version of the IPEditor which can make Interaction Protocols for
Agent Wrappers as well as Mediation Agents, and makes the State
Transition Chart and Message Sequence Chart become compliant to UML expression.
It also includes bugfixes. Binaries are available free for
Latest directory additions
3rd workshop of the UK Special-Interest Group on Multi-Agent
Systems. To be held 14-15 December 2000 in Oxford. Papers due 15 September
HP- Agent Technology Research
A group at HP that does software agents for e-commerce and
e-service management. They are now building an agent-mediated e-commerce
prototype, which has increased demands for XML, Java, Intelligence and
heterogeneity for e-commerce mediation, execution and emulation.
3rd Pacific Rim International Workshop on MultiAgents, in
conjunction with PRICAI 2000. To be held 28-29 August 2000 in Melbourne,
Third Iberoamerican Workshop on DAI and MAS
To be held in Atibaia, S�o Paulo, Brazil November 20-22, 2000.
Papers due 18 June 2000.
OMG Agent Working Group
The OMG AWG's mission is to "extend the OMG Object Management
Architecture (OMA) to support agent technology via the adoption of new OMG
specifications and recommend extensions to existing and emerging OMG
specifications as appropriate". They are coordinating their efforts with
FIPA. The site has meeting minutes and other presentations (overviews of
agent comunication technology).
Choice Constraint Language, an agent language for communicating
Southampton U. Intelligence, Agents and Multimedia.
Multi-Agent and Mobile Agent in virtual organizations and
e-commerce symposioum, to be help with ISA'2000, 12-15 December 2000, in
Wollongong, Australia. Papers due 12 June 2000.
U. Texas The Laboratory for Intelligent Processes and Systems.
heir primary concentration is on dynamic organization of agent systems.
Ant Colony Optimization
"Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) studies artificial systems that take
inspiration from the behavior of real ant colonies and which are used
to solve discrete optimization problems. Recently, the Ant Colony
Optimization meta-meuristic has been defined by Dorigo, Di Caro and
Gambardella ". The techinique has been demonstrated on the travelling salesman
ANTS'2000 is the second edition of the only event entirely devoted
to ant algorithms and to Ant Colony Optimization. To be held 8-9
September 2000 in Brussels, Belgium.
AFIT Agent Lab
"The goal of the AFIT Agent Lab is to bring together researchers
with various expertise to solve interesting problems in the area of
multi-agent systems development and agent security. Our research incorporates
existing methodologies and techniques from other related disciplines
including artificial intelligence, cryptography, information security,
networks, genetic algorithms, and software engineering into an integrated
agent development methodology for secure agent systems".
News from the www.MultiAgent.com website.
Edited by Jose M. Vidal.