These are the proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2006), held at the National eScience Centre, Ed- burgh, UK, September 11 13, 2006. This year, the annual meeting of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Organisation Committee FIPA on Intelligent and Physical Agents was co-located with CIA 2006. In today snetworkedworldof linked, heterogeneous, pervasivecomputer s- tems, devices, andinformationlandscapes, intelligentcoordinationandprovision of relevant added-value information at any time, anywhere, by means of co- erative information agents becomes increasingly important for a variety of - plications. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to one or multiple heterogeneous and geographically dispersed data and information sources. It pro-actively searches for and maintains information on behalf of its human users or other agents preferably just in time. In other words, it manages and overcomes the di?culties associated with information overload in open, pervasive information and service landscapes. Cooperative information agentsmaycollaboratewitheachothertoaccomplishbothindividualandshared joint goals depending on the actual preferences of their users, budgetary c- straints, and resources available. One major challenge of developing agent-based intelligentinformationsystems inopenenvironmentsisto balancetheautonomy of networkeddata, information, and knowledgesourceswith the potential payo? of leveraging them by the use of information agents.10th International Workshop, CIA 2006, Edinburgh, UK, September 11-13, 2006, Proceedings Matthias Klusch, ... The message supplied in the protocol definition is treated as a template to be matched against a message in the buffer. ... from any agent whose role is %scientist, and the name of this agent will be bound to the variable $scientist, for later reference. ... the response from an agent of role observatory and in particular, the agent we sent the original request to, which is boundanbsp;...
|Title||:||Cooperative Information Agents X|
|Author||:||Matthias Klusch, Michael Rovatsos, Terry R. Payne|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-08-30|