Intelligent Information Agents: The AgentLink Perspective.

S. Bergamaschi, Matthias Klusch, P. Edwards, P. Petta (editor)

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 2586 ISBN 3 540 00759 8 Springer-Verlag 2003.


This monograph presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art survey on approaches to the design of intelligent agents. On the theoretical side, the author identifies a set of general requirements for autonomous interacting agents and provides an essential step towards understanding the principles of intelligent agents. On the practical side, the novel agent architecture InteRRaP is introduced: the detailed description and evaluation of this architecture is an ideal guideline and case study for software engineers or researchers faced with the task of building an agent system. The book uniquely bridges the gap between theory and practice; it addresses active and novice researchers as well as practitioners interested in applicable agent technology.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz