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This roadmap has been prepared as part of the activities of AgentLink III, the European Coordination Action for Agent-Based Computing (IST-FP6-002006CA). It is a collaborative effort, involving numerous contributors listed at the end of the report. We are grateful to all who contributed, including those not named. Neither the editors, authors, contributors,(More)
The theory of argumentation is a rich, interdisciplinary area of research straddling the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, communication studies, linguistics, and psychology. In the last years, significant progress has been made in understanding the theoretical properties of different argumentation logics. However, one major barrier to the(More)
Agent Environments are becoming increasingly open, interconnected and heterogeneous. This suggests that future agents will need to be able to deal with multiple agent c o m-munication languages, multiple ways of expressing content and multiple ontology representations. One way to deal with this heterogeneity i s b y identifying an agent's internal knowledge(More)
Approaches to computer game playing based on (typically α −β) search of the tree of possible move sequences combined with an evaluation function have been successful for many games, notably Chess. For games with large search spaces and complex positions, such as Go, these approaches are less successful and we are led to seek alternative approaches. One such(More)
People are increasingly cooperating to share electronic information and techniques throughout various industries. In healthcare applications, data (a single patient's healthcare history), workflow (procedures carried out on that patient), and logs (a recording of meaningful procedural events) are often distributed among several heterogeneous and autonomous(More)
When shall I fly to New York? Which airline should I choose? How are these related to which airport I arrive at, to how I might travel into the city and to where I choose to stay? Many current and potential applications of agents involve reasoning and communicating about multiple interel-lated choices. To date however, most proposals for communication in(More)
Coalition formation problems arise when groups of agents need to work together to achieve tasks in an environment ¿ such as bidding for a contract or bulk buying goods. The work presented here shows how current theories for coalition formation can be combined with notions from iterative games to cover cases where populations of agents must solve coalition(More)
Despite several examples of deployed agent systems, there remain barriers to the large-scale adoption of agent technologies. In order to understand these barriers, this paper considers aspects of marketing theory which deal with diffusion of innovations and their relevance to the agents domain and the current state of diffusion of agent technologies. In(More)