Monthly MultiAgent.com news for Fri Oct 15 10:17:08 2004
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Transitive World Wiki
This Wiki exists to collect examples of real world transitive
relationships in social and computer networks. It's purpose is the
understanding of how transitive trust relationships and referral
channels are built and maintained. The motivation for this wiki is an
ongoing research into trust and reputation models that can be used in
software and Internet services.
Senior Research Assistants Positions
Applications are invited for two Senior Research Assistant/Fellow
posts in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia group, in the School of
Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton.
The research positions are part of an exciting new project in EPSRCs
Novel Computation initiative.
Developing Intelligent Agent Systems
Developing Intelligent Agent Systems not only answers the questions
"what are agents?" and "why are they useful?" but also the crucial
question: "how do I design and build intelligent agent systems?" The
book covers everything a practitioner needs to know to begin to
effectively use this technology - including an introduction to the
notion of agents, a description of the concepts involved, and a
software engineering methodology. Written by Lin Padgham and Michael
Winikoff, 2004. See also the publisher's page.
Socially Inspired Computing Workshop
Ideas from biology have been successfully applied tothe design,
construction and adjustment of computersystems. This workshop aims to
focus on work whichcontributes to doing the same with ideas
andmetaphors originating in social phenomena. To be held 12-15 April
2005, at University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield,
England. Papers due 15 November 2004.
China Agent Systems School
China Agent Systems School is co-sponsored by AA/ATAL/IFMAS, and it
is the first time such a school held in China. It will provide you
with a tightly-packed introductory, advanced and industrial
application course to agents and multi-agent systems. It is an
excellent opportunity for young researchers especially post-graduate
students to listen to the lectures of well-known experts in agent
field. To be held 13-17 December 2004.
DIMACS: Computation and the Socio-Economic Sciences
"The topic of game theory and mechanism design has involved many
leading computer scientists with economists and, as a result, for the
first time many computer scientists are taking serious note of both
the problems and the methods of economics. Analysis of the analogies
between the growth of social networks and the development of the
Internet have led to important insights about both areas and serious
interactions between computer scientists and sociologists. Problems of
metasearch have engaged computer scientists with political scientists
and economists working on voting and social choice. We believe that
the time is ripe to build on these early and exciting
connections."They will be holding workshops, seminars, and tutorials
CybelePro Micro Edition
Intelligent Automation announces the release of Cybele-ME for PDA
running Linux and Windows-CE. Cybele-ME is an optimized version of
CybelePro for J2ME CDC environment. Cybele-ME is available with
CybelePro v1.1. Users can now develop a Cybele-based agent application
using only one set of APIs, which could run on a PDA or a
workstation. Distributed agents seamlessly interact with each other
independent of the platform.
News from the www.MultiAgent.com website.
Edited by Jose M. Vidal.