Monthly MultiAgent.com news for Wed Mar 14 09:17:17 2001
Latest news and new additions
Java Agent Services
The Java Agent Services project is an initiative to define an
industry standard specification and API for the development of network agent
and service architectures. It is a proposed extension of the Java
language, guided by the Java Community Program, that will add a javax.agent
package with agent functionality. It was started on September 2000.
MAAMAW'01 will be the 10th issue of the MAAMAW series of workshops,
the major event about Multi-Agent Systems research regularly held in
Western Europe since 1989. As the ICMAS series are becoming yearly, the
MAAMAW workshops will move back to their original spirit. The MAAMAW
workshop promotes interdisciplinary grounding, innovative work, recent
results, large place for discussion, for a limited audience (100) in a
convivial site. To be held 2-4 May 2001 in Annecy, France. Papers due 23 March
The Creation of User-friendly Mobile services Personalised for
Tourism project hopes to provide customers with tourism-related content,
that supports intelligent, anytime, anywhere communication. The baseline
for the project is an open-source standards-based middleware intelligent
agent framework, that is being extended to support nomadic applications,
devices, and networks. Currently the system runs on a number of
alternative 'lower' middleware layers, including Corba, Java, and TCP/IP.
Agent Systems Summer School
The Third European Agent Systems Summer School has been
incorporated into the Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence ACAI-01. The
ACAI-01 course will present the current state of the art in theoretical
foundations of Multi-Agent Systems as well as demonstrate theapplicability of
these systems in many practical tasks. To be held 2-13 July 2001 in
IAT - 2001
The Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology
(IAT-2001). To be held 23-26 October 2001 in Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi
City, Japan. Papers due 20 March 2001.
The Global Grid Forum (Global GF) is a community-initiated forum of
individual researchers and practitioners working on distributed
computing, or "grid" technologies. Global GF focuses on the promotion and
development ofGrid technologies and applications via the development and
documentation of "best practices," implementationguidelines, and standards
with an emphasis on rough consensus and running code.
Evolutionary Computation and Multiagent Systems workshop. To be
held 7 July 2001. Papers due 12 March 2001.
JiVE: JAFMAS integrated Visual Environment
JiVE is a tool for the design and development of multi-agent
systems. JiVE allows a designer to draw a multi-agent system graphically
(including communications and behavior), specify the necessary properties,
check the design forcorrectness, and deploy their application either
directly in the JAFMAS framework or in a framework of their own choosing. The
speed and ease of creating a multi-agent system is vastly improved over
a completely hand-coded system or even using one of the many agent
frameworks available. Additionally, JiVE lets multiple distributed users
work on the design simultaneously over web browsers that support Java 1.2.
Multiagent Systems for Learning Workshop
The full title is "Multi-Agent Architectures Supporting Distributed
Learning in a Wired and Wireless Future Workshop". To be held 19 May
2001, close to Agents 2001. Papers due 15 March 2001.
Technology, Economic and Social Applications of Distributed
Intelligence. To be held with the 2001 IEEE International Conference on
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC�01) in Tucson, Arizona, USA. To be held 7-10
October 2001. Papers due 10 April 2001.
Software robots roam the Net
A CNN.com news piece on software agents on the Internet. It has
quotes from many researchers and industry people involved in building
agents. The article revolves around how challenging it is to build agents
that know what information to present the user and what actions to take
on behalf of the user. Oh, and there is a picture of Milind holding up is
News from the www.MultiAgent.com website.
Edited by Jose M. Vidal.