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April 98

This file is a list of items added to the UMBC agents pages this month and is in maintained chronological order.
1999: July,
1998: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug,
1997: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec,
1996: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec,
1995: Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Building Intelligent Agents

Building Intelligent Agents : An Apprenticeship Multistrategy Learning Theory, Methodology, Tool and Case Studies, Gheorghe Tecuci, Hardcover, May 1998, ISBN: 0126851255

Agent Technology Foundations, Applications, and Markets

Nicholas R. Jennings and Michael J. Wooldridge (Ed.), Agent Technology Foundations, Applications, and Markets , Springer-Verlag, 1998. From the back cover... "Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications, and Markets presents a coherent introduction to the basic technical issues, discusses future challenges, and reports on successes in designing and building agent applications. The chapters are written by internationally leading authorities in the field and give a unique account of potential and actual applications in such areas as telecommunications systems, personal digital assistants, information management, information economics, business applications, air traffic control, computer simulation, transportation management, and financial management. The book is written for a general audience in the information technology field. It can be expected to convince software engineers and IT managers that "Agents are the next major computing paradigm and will be pervasive in every market by the year 2000." (Janca, 1995)" A sample artile is available on-line: Nicholas R. Jennings and Michael J. Wooldridge, Applications Of Intelligent Agents,

Jumping Beans

Ad Astra Engineering, Inc. is making available a beta release of Jumping Beans , a "software framework that allows a developer to mobilize a Java application. The mobilized Java application can then move from one host to another during its lifetime. The mobilized software moves from host to host along with all of its essential information, including the executable, data, state, and resources, so it can move to and execute on hosts that did not have the application previously installed. Jumping Beans is designed specifically for the enterprise environment. Its strengths include Security, Management, and Integration into existing environments. ... Jumping Beans originated with Shippable Places, a concept developed by Robert Orfali and Dan Harkey, and described in their book "Client/Server Programming in Java and CORBA", second edition....A White Paper which describes Jumping Beans in more detail is available on request." 3/31/98


INTELLIGENT AGENTS IV: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in AI Volume 1365, Edited by Munindar Singh, Anand Rao, and Michael Wooldridge. "Intelligent agents are one of the most important developments in computer science in the 1990s. Agents are of interest in many important application areas, ranging from human-computer interaction to industrial process control. The ATAL workshop series aims to bring together researchers interested in theories of agency, software architectures for intelligent agents, methodologies and programming languages for realizing agents, and software tools for applying and evaluating agent systems. One of the strengths of the ATAL workshop series is its emphasis on the synergies between theories, infrastructures, architectures, methodologies, formal methods, and languages. Seventy-six papers were submitted to the ATAL-97 workshop, from seventeen countries, and after stringent reviewing only twenty were accepted for full presentation; after the workshop, these papers were revised on the basis of comments received both from original reviewers and from discussions at the workshop itself. "Intelligent Agents IV" contains these revised papers. Together, they represent a comprehensive state-of-the-art survey on the science of intelligent agents." 3/31/98

Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia

Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia, edited by Peter Brusilovsky, Alfred Kobsa, and Julita Vassileva, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4843-5 February 1998, 252 pp., USD 98.00. "This book is the first comprehensive publication on adaptive hypertext and hypermedia. It is oriented towards researchers and practitioners in the fields of hypertext and hypermedia, information systems, and personalized systems. It is also an important resource for the numerous developers of Web-based applications. The design decisions, adaptation methods, and experience presented in this book are a unique source of ideas and techniques for developing more usable and more intelligent Web-based systems suitable for a great variety of users. The practitioners will find it important that many of the adaptation techniques presented in this book have proved to be efficient and are ready to be used in various applications."

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