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- Emotional Agents, by Ian Paul Wright
14 - PhD Thesis: Emotional Agents, Ian Paul Wright
- Learning Adaptive Reactive Agents, by Juan Carlos Santamaria
19 - Learning Adaptive Reactive Agents, byJuan Carlos Santamaria, at GaTech
14 - Myles Bogner, Realizing consciousness in software agents. University of Memphis, September 1999, ... This dissertation describes in depth the "Conscious" Agent framework(ConAg),developed by this author. ConAg is a reusable software framework thatcarefully followssoftware reuse methodology. ConAg provides a solid foundation for building"conscious" software agents, and in particular, "consciousness" within theseagents. Adescription of two agents built with ConAg are described, as well as theframework'sstructure. It is beyond this work's scope to address whether or not agentsbuilt withConAg are sentient. ...
- Yannis Labrou's PhD thesis
14 - "In August 1996, I completed my doctoral dissertation, entitled "Semantics for an Agent Communication Language". My thesis is available to colleagues with an interest in Agent Communication Language semantics."
- Contributions to an Anthropological Approach to the Cultural Adaptation of Migrant Agents
13 - Rafael Bordini, PhD Thesis, University College London.This thesis proposes the use of Cultural Anthropology as a source ofinspiration for solutions to the problem of adaptation of autonomous,intelligent, computational agents that migrate to societies of agents withdistinctive features from the ones of the society where those agents wereoriginally conceived; this has implications for interoperation of disparateMulti-Agent Systems.
- Peter Stone's Thesis Page, CMU
15 - Multi-agent systems in complex, real-time domains require agents to acteffectively both autonomously and as part of ateam. This dissertation addresses multi-agent systems consisting of teams of autonomous agentsacting in real-time,noisy, collaborative, and adversarial environments. Because of the inherent complexity of thistype of multi-agentsystem, this thesis investigates the use of machine learning within multi-agent systems. Thedissertation makes fourmain contributions to the fields of Machine Learning and Multi-Agent Systems.
- Capability Description Language
12 - Using Expressive and Flexible Action Representations to Reason about Capabilities for Intelligent Agent Cooperation, Gerhard Wickler, University of Edinburgh.
- A Technical Approach to Privacy based on Mobile Agents Protected by Tamper-resistant Hardware
12 - PhD thesis of Uwe Georg WILHELM, EPFL, 1999.
- Communicating Neural Networks in a Multi-Agent Systems
19 - STEPHEN QUIROLGICO, PhD Dissertation, Department of Information Systems University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In this dissertation, we present a framework for communicating neural network knowledge between agents in order tomodify an agent's learning or pattern classification behavior. This framework is comprised of a specification for modelingneural network knowledge, a protocol for communicating neural network knowledge between agents, and a specification ofa multi-agent architecture for managing and using neural network knowledge among a set of distributed agents. Thisframework is applied to a simulated aerial reconnaissance system in order to show how the communication of neuralnetwork knowledge can help maintain the performance of agents tasked with recognizing images of mobile military objects.
- Security in Mobile Agent Systems
21 - Karnik, Neeran: Security in Mobile Agent Systems, PhD dissertation. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1998
- Layered Learning in Multi-Agent Systems
13 - Peter Stone, CMU PhD dissertation, December 1998. This dissertation addresses multi-agent systems consisting of teams ofautonomous agents acting in real-time, noisy, collaborative, and adversarial environments. Because ofthe inherent complexity of this type of multi-agent system, this thesis investigates the use of machinelearning within multi-agent systems.
- AGENT-BASED INFORMATION FILTERING AND RECOMMENDER SYSTEMS (Delgado)
20 - AGENT-BASED INFORMATION FILTERING AND RECOMMENDER SYSTEMSOn the Internet., Phd Thesis byby Joaquin A. Delgado, Nagoya Institute of Technology,
- Discovery of Design Methodologies for the Integration of Multi-disciplinary Design Problems
14 - A PhD dissertation by Cirrus Shakeri at the Mechanical Engineering department of WPI on the use of multi-agent systemsin engineering design (Nov 98).
- Capability Descriptions (WIckler)
13 - Using Expressive and Flexible Action Representations to Reason about Capabilities forIntelligent Agent Cooperation, Gerhard Wickler, University of Edinburgh, 1999?.
- Control Algorithms for Mobile Agents
17 - Baumann, Joachim , Control Algorithms for Mobile Agents, PhD dissertation, Universitaet Stuttgart -- several control mechanisms for mobile agents are proposed, i.e. mechanisms for locating and forterminating mobileagents and for orphan detection in a mobile agent system.
- PhD thesis, Todd Papaioannou, Loughborough University
22 - Todd Papaioannou, On the Structuring of Distributed Systems: the Argument forMobility, PhD thesis, Loughborough University, 2000. "...In Part I, we trace the emergence and evolution of computingabstractions and build a philosophical argument supportingmobile code, contrasting it with traditional distributionabstractions. Further, we assert the belief that the abstractionsused in traditional distributed systems are flawed, and are notsuited to the underlying hardware substrate on whichcontemporary global networks are built. In Part II, we describethe experimental work and subsequent evaluation thatconstitutes the first steps taken to validate the arguments ofPart I."
- Benevolent Agents
22 - "Benevolent Agents," PhD Dissertation, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201, August 2000.
- MASSIVE: Software Engineering for Multiagent Systems (PhD)
25 - Jürgen Lind, MASSIVE: Software Engineering for Multiagent Systems, PhD thesis, University of the Saarland, 2000.
- Automated Service Negotiation Between Autonomous Computational Agents
29 - P. Faratin (2000): Automated Service Negotiation Between Autonomous Computational Agents Ph.D. Dissertation. University ofLondon, Queen Mary College, Department of Electronic Engineering. 255 pages.
- PhD: AVALANCHE - an agent-based decentralized coordination ..." (in german language)
19 - The multiagent system AVALANCHE is a prototypical implementation of a decentralized market coordination mechanism,and shows its efficiency by means of coordination a supply chain. The coordination result on the basic marketplaces and along the wholesupply chain follows from a 'spontaneous order' of supply and demand in a Hayekian realization of neo-austrian economics, where no centralcontrol is existent. This realization of the coordination mechanism is first a design option for the coordination of IT systems consisting ofselfish agents. Second, AVALANCHE is usable as an experimental simulation tool for reseaching into coordination issues in economics.
- Sergio Loureiro's Homepage
24 - Mobile Code Protection, Sergio Loureiro, January, 2001, PhD Dissertation, Institut Eurécom, Sophia Antipolis & ENST Paris, Franc. The work focuses on the protection of mobile agents from the execution environment and potentially malicious hosts.
- Autonomous knowledge discovery in databases
20 - "A Framework for Autonomous Knowledge Discovery from Databases" is aPhD dissertation by Gary Ray Livingston of the University ofPittsburgh. This research evaluates the sufficiency of an agenda- andjustification-based framework for fully autonomous discoverysystems. The proposed framework provides a reasoning component for theautonomous selection of discovery tasks which ranks the tasks by theirplausibility. A task's plausibility is computed from theinterestingness of the items involved in the tasks and the strengthsof justifications given for performing them.
- Semantic Web
0 - Heflin, J. Towards the Semantic Web: Knowledge Representation in a Dynamic, Distributed Environment. Ph.D. Thesis,University of Maryland, College Park. 2001.