The Asia-Pacific Conferences on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) is a
high-quality, high-impact biennial agent conference series. The second
meeting in this conference series follows the success of IAT-99 held
in Hong Kong in 1999 (http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/IAT99/).
IAT-2001 will primarily focus on
(1) the state-of-the-art in the development of intelligent agents and
(2) the theoretical and computational foundations of intelligent agent
The aim of IAT-2001 is to bring together researchers and practitioners
from diverse fields, such as computer science, information technology,
business, education, human factors, systems engineering, and robotics
(1) examine the design principles and performance characteristics of
various approaches in intelligent agent technology, and
(2) increase the cross-fertilization of ideas on the development of
autonomous agents and multiagent systems among different domains.
By encouraging idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying logical,
cognitive, physical, and biological foundations as well as the
enabling technologies of intelligent agents, IAT-2001 is expected to
stimulate the future development of new models, new methodologies, and
new tools for building a variety of embodiments of agent-based
The Asia-Pacific Conferences on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) will
be jointly held with the Asia-Pacific Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI).