By Tadashige Iwao, Makoto Okada, Yuji Takada, Makoto Amamiya (auth.), Hideyuki Nakashima, Chengqi Zhang (eds.)
Intelligent brokers could be the necessity of the arrival century. software program brokers will pilot us throughout the tremendous sea of knowledge, through speaking with different brokers. a gaggle of cooperating brokers might accomplish a job which can't be performed through any subset of them. This quantity comprises chosen papers from PRIMA’99, the second one Paci c Rim InternationalWorkshop on Multi-Agents, held in Kyoto,Japan, on Dec- ber 2-3, 1999. PRIMA constitutes a chain of workshops on self sufficient brokers and mul- agent structures, integrating the actions in Asia and the Pacic rim nations, akin to MACC (Multiagent platforms and Cooperative Computation) in Japan, and the Australian Workshop on allotted Arti cial Intelligence. The r st workshop, PRIMA’98, used to be held along side PRICAI’98, in Singapore. the purpose of this workshop is to inspire actions during this e ld, and to carry togetherresearchersfromAsiaandPacic rimworkingonagentsandmultiagent concerns. in contrast to ordinary meetings, this workshop in general discusses and explores scienti c and functional difficulties as raised via the contributors. Participation is hence restricted to pros who've made a signi cant contribution to the themes of the workshop. themes of curiosity comprise, yet usually are not constrained to: - multi-agent structures and their functions - agent structure and its functions - languages for describing (multi-)agent platforms - common (multi-)agent difficulties - demanding examine concerns in (multi-)agent structures - conversation and dialogues - multi-agent studying - different matters on (multi-)agent structures We acquired forty three submissions to this workshop from greater than 10 countries.