By Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre (auth.), Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli (eds.)
The ?rst workshop “Engineering Societies within the brokers international” (ESAW) was once held in August 2000, along with the 14th eu convention on Arti?cial Intelligence (ECAI 2000) in Berlin. It was once introduced by way of a gaggle of - searchers who idea that the layout and improvement of MASs (multi-agent platforms) not just wanted sufficient theoretical foundations but additionally a choice for brand new innovations, methodologies and infrastructures to advance MASs as arti?cial societies. the second one ESAW used to be co-located with the ecu Agent summer season tuition (ACAI 2001) in Prague, and regularly keen on logics and languages, middleware, infrastructures and functions. In Madrid, the 3rd ESAW c- centrated on versions and methodologies and came about with the “Cooperative details brokers” workshop (CIA 2002). The fourth ESAW in London used to be the ?rst one who ran as a stand-alone occasion: except the standard works on methodologies and versions, it additionally under pressure the problems of purposes and m- tidisciplinary versions. in keeping with the good fortune of earlier ESAWs, and likewise provided that the di?cult demanding situations within the development of arti?cial societies should not but totally addressed, the ?fth ESAW workshop used to be equipped within the similar spirit as its predecessors. Inparticular,ESAW2004tookplaceattheIRITlaboratoryoftheUniversit´ e “Paul Sabatier” (Toulouse, France), on the finish of October 2004. It used to be no longer - positioned with the other scienti?c occasion, within the comparable manner as ESAW 2003. ESAW 2004 remained devoted to using the proposal of MASs because the seeds for lively, optimistic and hugely interdisciplinary discussions approximately techno- gies,methodologiesandtoolsfortheengineeringofcomplexdistributedsystems.
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Engineering Societies in the Agents World V: 5th International Workshop, ESAW 2004, Toulouse, France, October 20-22, 2004. Revised Selected and Invited Papers
The ? rst workshop “Engineering Societies within the brokers global” (ESAW) used to be held in August 2000, at the side of the 14th eu convention on Arti? cial Intelligence (ECAI 2000) in Berlin. It used to be introduced via a gaggle of - searchers who inspiration that the layout and improvement of MASs (multi-agent platforms) not just wanted enough theoretical foundations but in addition a decision for brand new concepts, methodologies and infrastructures to enhance MASs as arti?
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