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The complexity of the current global information infrastructure requires novel means of understanding and exploiting the dynamics of information. One means may be through the concept of an information ecosystem. An information ecosystem is analo gous to a natural ecosystem in which there are flo ws of materials and energy analo gous to information flow(More)
Mobile Agent systems have attracted considerable attention as means of exploring and manipulating distributed information sources. However, many existing multi-agent platforms present limitations in terms of adaptability and scalability, indicating difficulties when trying to replicate these results on a large scale. We describe the core of a novel mobile(More)
We show how the SWAN system has been implemented using a multi-agent system. SWAN is peer-to-peer look-up system that functions by letting the participating nodes self-organise in a virtual Small World Network. The multi-agent system we are using is DIET, a lightweight ecologically inspired agent platform. We describe how the test application can be(More)
This paper presents a novel approach for man machine interaction applying real time computer vision techniques. We use a handheld camera to control the mouse cursor on a computer display. The camera captures an image of the display in its field of view and this can be used to judge the camera’s position and orientation relative to the display. The problem(More)
In the Black Shoals project, artificial evolution was employed to design articulated creatures which interact with a world of real time financial data. Their phenotypes are composed of multiple interacting elements in a discrete time simulation of Newtonian physics. The couplings formed between evolved, recurrent neural nets and bodily components generate(More)
Internet user forums have been proven to be effective not just as a community meeting place but also as a supporting tool for various business products. Traditional forums are designed with ”browse and read” journey in which users have to select the right sub forum to get into and select topics to read from within. However, we have identified a new trend in(More)
In this paper we observe that the strategies adopted by many standards projects may unnecessarily restrict the range of agent control, addressing and communication strategies which can be hosted, and hence limit the adoption of conformant hosting platforms. We argue that a minimal hosting platform is required to achieve convergence to common standards.(More)
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