This web page may be useful to attendees at this tutorial, or anybody else! Topics are presented in roughly the same order as in the tutorial. Suggestions for additional sites or topics are welcome!
The three rings diagram of software agent characteristics follows Nwana, H. S. (1996), "Software Agents: An Overview", The Knowledge Engineering Review 11 (3).
The seven good reasons for using mobile agents follows Lange, Danny B. and Oshima, Mitsuru: (1999) "Seven Good Reasons for Mobile Agents", Communications of the ACM,v.42:3, pp. 88-89.
The list of agent construction tools is provided by agentbuilder.com
Credit for the example of an agent is due to objectspace. For more information, see the Voyager web site. Dr.Nicholas used the Voyager system in a special topics class CS 491/691, Spring 2000, but otherwise there's no connection with us.
The Firefly Network has tools to handle user information.
For more than you'd ever want to know about KQML, visit the KQML home page. You can also see the KIF specification You can also see information on Ontolingua
SRI's Open Agent Architecture is another agent communication language.
The FIPA home page.
Example meta-search engine - Profusion
For more on search engines per se see Search Engine Watch
We don't know the current status of Fab, but when we tried in early November 2000, we couldn't connect.
The Personal WebWatcher Project at CMU.
The Remembrance Agents Project at MIT.
Also from MIT, Letizia: An Agent That Assists Web Browsing
The Syskill & Webert Project at UC Irvine.
The ReferralWeb Project at Washington
People Helping One Another Know Stuff (Phoaks)
The Alexa homepage. Some information about what how Alexa works may be available.
The SICS Digital Library Infrastructure Project
The W3C metadata standard RDF
The University of Michigan Digital Library project web site has been updated.
The Retsina project and Warren project, both at CMU.
The Infomaster site at Stanford.
The Carrot project at UMBC is being conducted under the auspices of CADIP, the Center for Architectures for Data-driven Information Processing.
The following sites may also be useful: the UMBC Agents page, and the UMBC Agents for IR page