CfC: Book on Intelligent Agent Engineering

From: Stefan.Wermter (stefan.wermter@sunderland.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 14:48:23 MET

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    We are particularly interested in Novel approaches to intelligent agents:

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    CALL FOR CHAPTERS

      Intelligent Agent Software Engineering

      A book edited by
      Valentina Plekhanova and Stefan Wermter,
      University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

      Intelligent software agents are a unique generation of
      information society tools that independently perform various
      tasks on behalf of human user(s) or other software agents.
      The new possibility of information society requires the
      development of new more intelligent methods, tools and
      theories for modelling/engineering of agent-based systems
      and technologies. This directly involves a need for
      consideration, understanding and analysis of human factors,
      e.g. people's knowledge/skill, learning, and performance
      capabilities/compatibilities in particular software
      development environments. This is because software
      developers utilise their experience and represent their
      mental models via development/engineering of intelligent
      agent(s). Therefore, the study of interrelated factors such as
      people's and agent's capabilities constitute an
      important/critical area in intelligent agent software
      engineering. This should eventually lead to more robust,
      intelligent, interactive, learning and adaptive agents.

      We encourage submitting papers where intelligent agent
      software engineering is considered as the application of the
      integration of formal methods and heuristic approaches to
      ensure support for the evaluation, comparison, analysis, and
      evolution of agent behaviour. The primary objective of the
      book is to introduce the readers to the concept of intelligent
      agent software engineering so that they will be able to
      develop their own agents and implement concepts in their
      own environments. Chapters based on research from both
      academia and industry are encouraged.

      Representative topics include, but are not limited to, the
      following:

      Requirements for intelligent agent software engineering
      Intelligent agent modelling and management
      Integration problems in intelligent agent software engineering
      Intelligent planning/scheduling systems
      Prioritisation problems in intelligent agent software engineering
      Engineering models of intelligent agents
      Modelling, analysis, and management of learning agents
      Engineering the Information Technology
      Engineering the learning processes
      Hybrid neural agents
      Adaptive agents
      Learning agents
      Communicating agents
      Meta agent architectures
      Negotiating agents
      Emerging knowledge based on collaborating software agents
      Machine learning for intelligent agents
      Cognitively oriented software agents
      Biologically motivated agent models
      Lifelong learning in software agents
      Robustness and noise in software agents
      Machine learning for software engineering
      Evolutionary agents
      Neuroscience - inspired agents;
      Agents based on soft and fuzzy computing

      SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
      Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or
      before March 31, 2001, a 2-5 page proposal outlining the
      mission of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
      proposals will be notified by May 15, 2001 about the status of
      their proposals and sent chapter organisational guidelines.
      Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 15,
      2001. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group
      Publishing in 2002.

      Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically
      to:

      Valentina Plekhanova, and Stefan Wermter,
      University of Sunderland, SCET,
      The Informatics Centre, St Peter's Campus, St Peter's Way, SR6 0DD, UK
      Tel: +44 (0)-191-515-2755
      Fax: +44 (0)-191 -515-2781
      Email: valentina.plekhanova@sunderland.ac.uk
                        stefan.wermter@sunderland.ac.uk

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    Professor Stefan Wermter
    Research Chair in Intelligent Systems
    University of Sunderland
    Informatics Centre, SCET
    St Peters Way
    Sunderland SR6 0DD
    United Kingdom

    phone: +44 191 515 3279
    fax: +44 191 515 3553
    email: stefan.wermter@sunderland.ac.uk
    http://www.his.sunderland.ac.uk/~cs0stw/
    http://www.his.sunderland.ac.uk/
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