Intelligent Agents and Multi-agent Systems
Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems (MAS) are a new paradigm
outgrown from distributed AI and object oriented programming for
building large, complex intelligent system. They have also been
shown to be a powerful technology for modeling, and integration
in software engineering. Our research activities in this area are along
the following directions:
- Application of MAS
to enterprise software integration. This effort was sponsored by two
NIST/APT grants. The first, Integrated
Intelligent Planning-Execution (IIPE), aimed at developing MAS
based framework and technologies for integrating manufacturing
execution systems toward agile amnufacturing. The second, Extended Enterprise Coalition for
Integrated Collaborative Manufactuirng Systems (EECOMS),
extended the framework to the
integration of manufacturing applications in a multi-company supply
chain planning and execution environment.
- Infrastructure for
agent systems. We have investigated issues involving agent
communication languages, distributed trust, intelligent broker agent,
and developed a Java-based agent development toolkit Jackal.
- Semantic Web meets agents.
Semantic Web and its ontology language OWL provide the needed mechanism
for agents to share meanings in exchanging messages, on the other hand,
intelligent agents are potentially capable of explore
semantically marked up web pages with their reasoning and learning
abilities. We have experimented in our ITTALK project ideas how these
two important technologies can be best incorporated. Various DAML/OWL
ontologies have also been developed in our other agent related systems
(e.g., distributed trust model, intelligent broker, agent system for
X., Peng, Y., and Finin, T: “Quantitative
Agent Service Matching”, To appear in the Proceedings of the
2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence(WI'04),
20-24 September, 2004, Beijing, China.
Y. and Peng Y.: “An
Bayesian Belief Network Model of Multi-agent Systems for Supply Chain
Management”, in Innovative Concepts for Agent-Based
Systems, Springer-Verlag, 2003, 335-346.
- Kunjithapatham, A., Sheshagiri,
M., Finin, T., Joshi, A. and Peng, Y: “Personal Agents on the
Semantic Web”, the Second International Semantic Web Conference
(ISWC2003), Oct. 20 – 23, 2003.
Y., Finin, T., Peng, Y., Joshi, A., and Cost, R.S: “Agent Communication in DAML
World”, in Innovative Concepts for Agent-Based Systems,
Springer-Verlag, 2003, 347-354.
R.S., Finin, T., Joshi, A., Peng, Y., Nicholas, C., Soboroff, I., Chen, H., Kagal,
L., Perich, F., Zou, Y., Tolia S.: “ITTALKS:
A Case Study in the Semantic Web and DAML”, IEEE Intelligent
Systems, 17(1), 40-47, 2002.
- Kagal, L., Finin, T. and Peng, Y: “A Delegation
Based Model for Distributed Trust Management”, in Proceedings
IJCAI-01 Workshop on Autonomy, Delegation, and Control, August
X., Peng, Y. and Finin, T.: “Agent
Consumer Reports: Of the Agents, By the Agents, and For the agents”,
in Proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Agent
Technology (IAT'01). Maebashi City, Japan, October 23-26, 2001.
R. S., Chen, Y., Finin, T., Labrou, Y, and
Peng, Y: “Using
Petri Nets for Conversation Modeling”, in Agent
Communication Languages, F. Dignum and
M. Greaves (editors), Springer-Verlag,
Lecture Notes in AI, 2000, 178-192.
E., Ivezic, N., Rhodes, T., and Y. Peng, "Agent-based Services for B2B
in Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing, Nina M.
Berry (d.), July 30 – August 4, 2000, San Diego, CA. Proceedings of
SPIE Vol. 4208, 106-113, 2000.
Y., Finin, T., Labrou, Y., Chu, B., Long, J., Tolone,
W.J., Boughannam, A: “Agent-Based Approach for
Integration: the CIIMPLEX Experience”, Applied Artificial
Intelligence, 13(1-2), 39-64, 1999.
- Labrou, Y., Finin, T., and Peng, Y: “Agent Communication Languages:
landscape”, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 14(2), 1999,
R.S., Finin, T., Labrou, Y., Luan, X.,
Peng, Y., Soboroff, I., Mayfield, J., and Boughannam, A: “An
Agent-Based Infrastructure for Enterprise Integration”, First
International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications (ASA'99)
& Third International Symposium on Mobile Agents (MA'99), 1999.
Y., Peng, Y., Finin, T., Labrou, Y., and
Cost, R.S: “Negotiating
Supply Chain Management,” in Work Note of AAAI Workshop of
Electronic Commerce, Orlando Florida, U.S., July 31 - August 4, 1999.
Y., Finin, T., Labrou, Y., Chu, B., Long, J., Tolone,
W.J., Boughanam, A: “A Multi-Agent System for
Integration”, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing,
1(2), 201-212, 1998.
- Tolone, W.J., Chu, B., Long, J., Wilhelm, R., Finin, T., Peng,
Y: “Supporting Human
within Integrated Manufacturing Systems”, International Journal
of Agile Manufacturing, 1(2), 221-234, 1998.
T, Labrou Y. and Peng Y: “Mobile Agents Can Benefit from Standard Efforts on
Inter-Agent Communication”, IEEE Communications Magazine, 36(7),
- Chu, B., Long, J., Tolone,
W.J., Wilhelm, R., Peng, Y., Finin, T., Mathews, M.: “Towards
Intelligent Integrated Manufacturing Planning-Execution”, International
Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 1(1), 77-83,
- Chu, B., Tolone, W.
J., Wilhelm, R., Hegedus, M., Fesko, J., Finin, T., Peng, Y., Jones, C. Long,
J., Matthews, M., Mayfied, J., Shimp, J., and Su, S: “Integrating Manufacturing
Softwares for Intelligent
CIIMPLEX Perspective”, in Plug and Play Software for Agile
Manufacturing, Proceedings of SPIE, 2913, Boston,
MA, 1996, 96-108.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Yun Peng, firstname.lastname@example.org .