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An autonomous agent is a computational system that acquires sensory data from its environment and decides by itself how to relate the external stimulus to its behaviours in order to attain certain goals. Responding to different stimuli received from its task environment, the agent may select and exhibit different behavioural patterns. The behavioural patterns may be carefully predefined or dynamically acquired by the agent based on some learning and adaptation mechanism(s). In order to achieve structural flexibility, reliability through redundancy, adaptability, and reconfigurability in real-world tasks, some researchers have started to address the issue of multiagent cooperation. Broadly speaking, the power of autonomous agents lies in their ability to deal with unpredictable, dynamically changing environments. Agent-based systems are becoming one of the most important computer technologies, holding out many promises for solving real-world problems. The aims of this book are to provide a guided tour to the pioneering work and the major technical issues in agent research, and to give an in-depth discussion on the computational mechanisms for behavioural engineering in autonomous agents. Through a systematic examination, the book attempts to provide the general design principles for building autonomous agents and the analytical tools for modelling the emerged behavioural properties of a multiagent system.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810242824 ISBN13 9789810242824
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More About Jiming Liu
Ning Zhong is currently head of Knowledge Information Systems Laboratory, and a professor in Department of Systems and Information Engineering, Graduate School, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan. He is also CEO of Web Intelligence Laboratory, Inc., a new type of venture intelligent IT business company. Before moving to Maebashi Institute of Technology, he was an associate professor in Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Japan. He is also a guest professor of Beijing University of Technology since 1998. He is the co-founder and co-chair of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), vice chair of the executive committee of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI), the advisory board of ACM SIGART, steering committee of IEEE International Conferences on Data Mining (ICDM), the advisory board of International Rough Set Society, steering committee of Pacific-Asia Conferences on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), coordinator and member of advisory board of a Special Interest Group on Granular Computing in Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC/SIG-GrC). Even more information can be found on his home page http: //www.kis-lab.com/zhong/
Dr. Jiming Liu is the Head of Computer Science Department at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He leads the AAMAS/AOC Research Group (i.e., Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems / Autonomy-Oriented Computing) at HKBU. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from East China Normal University in Shanghai, an M.A. degree in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, and an M.Eng. and a Ph.D. degrees both in Electrical Engineering fromMcGill University in Montreal. In Feb.-July 1999, Dr. Liu was an invited Visiting Scholar in Computer Science Department, Stanford University, where he was associated with the AI & Robotics Laboratory and taught advanced graduate classes on topics related to Robot Learning, Neural Robots, and Evolutionary Robotics. He is Guest Professor at University of Science and Technology of China, East China Normal University (Software Engineering Institute), and Beijing University of Technology, as well as Adjunct Fellow at E-Business Technology Institute (ETI - a joint partnership institute between IBM and University of Hong Kong). Dr. Liu is the co-founder of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), an international organization dedicated to promoting world-wide scientific research and industrial development in the era of Web and agent Intelligence. He has founded andserved, or is serving, as Program, Conference, Workshop, and General Chairs for several international conferences and workshops, including The IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) series and The IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) series, and is presently serving as the Senior Program Committee Member, Program Committee Member, and Steering/Planning Committee Member for many major international conferences.
Jiming Liu was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.