First Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'99)
December 14-17, 1999
Lam Woo International Conference Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Final Program
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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Tuesday
Dec. 14, 1999
Wednesday
Dec. 15, 1999
Thursday
Dec. 16, 1999
Friday
Dec. 17, 1999
Workshop and
Tutorial Registration
08:10-08:30
Conference Registration
08:30-09:00
Invited Talk
08:45-09:45
Robot-Discoverer: A Role Model
for Any Intelligent Agent

Jan M. Zytkow

Panel: Trends and
Prospects of IAT

10:00-10:50

Chair: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Opening Remarks
08:30-08:35
Opening Ceremony
09:00-09:15
Best WAEC Paper
Award Presentation
08:35-08:50
Reception
09:15-09:30
WAEC Workshop
08:50-12:40

Tutorial 1: Intelligent
Pattern Recognition
and Applications
10:40-12:40

Invited Talk
09:30-10:30

How Can AI Systems Deal with
Large and Complex Problems?

Setsuo Ohsuga

Session 1
10:35-11:35
Agent
Architectures (I)
Session 2
10:35-11:35
Multiagent
Cooperation (I)
Session 9
09:50-11:10
Agent-Supported
Enterprise (I)
Session 10
09:50-11:10
Personalized
Web Agents (I)
Coffee Break
11:35-11:50
Coffee Break
11:10-11:25
Coffee Break
10:50-11:05
Session 3
11:50-12:50
Agent
Architectures (II)
Session 4
11:50-12:50
Software
Agents (I)
Session 11
11:25-13:05
Knowledge
Discovery and
Data Mining
Agents
Session 12
11:25-12:45
Formal Agent
Theories (II)
Session 13
11:05-12:45
Personalized
Web Agents (II)
Session 14
11:05-12:45
Agent-
Supported
Enterprise (II)
Lunch
12:40-13:50
Lunch
12:50-14:00
Lunch
13:05-14:15
Lunch
12:45-14:00
WAEC Workshop
13:50-18:10

Tutorial 2: Linguistic
Geometry: Winning
Strategies for
Multiagent Systems
14:00-16:00

Invited Talk
14:00-15:00
Steps Toward the Permanent
Colonization of Cyberspace

Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Agent Exhibition Show Time

(Best IAT Demo Award
Presentation)

14:15-15:45

Invited Talk
14:00-15:00
Intelligent Agents: Embodied
and Disembodied

Daniel T. Ling

Session 5
15:05-16:05
Multiagent
Cooperation (II)
Session 6
15:05-16:05
Mobile Agents
(I)
IAT'99 Pre
-Conference
Registration
16:00-18:00
Coffee Break
16:05-16:20
Sightseeing Tour
15:45-19:45
Coffee Break
15:00-15:15
Session 7
16:20-18:00
Distributed
Intelligence
Session 8
16:20-18:00
Formal Agent
Theories (I)
Cruise and Banquet Party
(Best IAT Paper Award
Presentation)

20:00-23:00
Session 15
15:15-16:15
Software
Agents (II)
Session 16
15:15-16:15
Mobile
Agents (II)

 

Tuesday, December 14 1999

08:10-08:30 Workshop and Tutorial Registration
[Conference Centre Lobby]
08:30-08:35 WAEC Opening Remarks
[Room A/WLB204]
08:35-08:50 ETI Best Workshop Paper Award Presentation by C. J. Tan
[Room A/WLB204]
08:50-11:15 WAEC: Workshop on Agents in Electronic Commerce
[Room A/WLB204 and Room B/NAB 205]
10:40-12:40 Tutorial 1: Intelligent Pattern Recognition and Applications
[Room C/NAB 206]
Patrick S. Wang, Northeastern University
11:15-11:25 Coffee Break
11:25-12:40 WAEC cont.
12:40-13:50 Lunch
14:00-16:45 WAEC cont.
14:00-16:00 Tutorial 2: Linguistic Geometry: Winning Strategies for Multiagent Systems
[Room C/NAB 206]
Boris Stilman, University of Colorado at Denver
16:00-18:00 IATí99 Pre-Conference Registration
[Conference Centre Lobby]
16:45-16:55 Coffee Break
16:55-18:10 WAEC cont.

 

Wednesday, December 15 1999

08:30-09:00 Registration
[Conference Centre Lobby]
09:00-09:15 Opening Ceremony
[Room A/WLB 204]
09:15-09:30 Reception
[Room A/WLB 204]
09:30-10:30 Invited Talk
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: Ernest Lam

How Can AI Systems Deal with Large and Complex Problems?
Setsuo Ohsuga (Waseda University, Japan)

 
10:35-11:35 Session 1 Agent Architectures (I)
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: K. Suzanne Barber

  1. A Framework for Multi-Agent Systems Development David Kinny (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  2. A Reactive Scheduling Agent Architecture for Coordinating Assistants Wayne Wobcke (BT laboratories, UK)
    Arash Sichanie (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK)
  3. Evaluating the FIPA Standards on the Field: An Audio Video Entertainment Application R. Cattoni and A. Potrich (ITC-irst, Centro per la Ricerca
    Scientifica e Tecnologica SSI Division, Italy)
    P. Charlton and E. Mamdani
    (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK)
10:35-11:35 Session 2 Multiagent Cooperation (I)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Issam A. Hamid

  1. Facilitate Agreement in Cooperative Design by Detecting Irrational Claims in Negotiation T. Yoshida, T. Teduka and S. Nishida (Osaka University, Japan)
  2. Mutual Valuations between Agents and Their Coalitions Stefan J. Johansson (University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden)
  3. Reinforcement Learning with Bidding for Automatic Segmentation Ron Sun (University of Missouri, USA)
    Chad Sessions (University of Alabama, USA)
11:35-11:50 Coffee Break
11:50-12:50 Session 3 Agent Architectures (II)
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: P. Charlton

  1. A Multi-Agent Approach to Self-Organizing Vision Systems Thorsten Graf and Alois Knoll (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  2. Robot Media Communication: A Real-World Guide Agent to Construct Transparent Knowledge Boundaries between Real and Virtual Spaces Noriko Etani (Nara Institute Of Science and Technology, Japan)
  3. Gate Growth: Grammar Encoded Evolutionary Design for Autonomous Agent Kensuke Takita (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Yukinori Kakazu (Hokkaido University, Japan)
11:50-12:50 Session 4 Software Agents (I)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Alexis Tsoukias

  1. Training Intelligent Agents Using Human Internet Data Elizabeth Sklar (Brandis University, USA)
    Alan D. Blair (University of Queensland, Australia)
    Pablo Funes and Jordan Pollack (Brandeis University, USA)
  2. Goodinator: Quick and Prudent Meeting Coordination with a Multi-Agent System Koji Kida, Kenji Yoshifu, Takayoshi Asakura and Toshiaki
    Miyashita (NEC Corporation, Japan)
  3. Natural Language Processing in Multi-Agent Systems Jingye Zhou (Xiangtan University, China)
    Jianwen Yin, Jianer Chen and John Yen (Texas A&M University, USA)
12:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Invited Talk
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: Setsuo Ohsuga

Steps Toward the Permanent Colonization of Cyberspace
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (The Boeing Company, USA)

 
15:05-16:05 Session 5 Multiagent Cooperation (II)
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: T. Yoshida

  1. How to Cooperate in Iterated Chicken Game and Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma? Bengt Carlsson (University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden)
  2. An Argument-Based Agent System with the Contract Net Protocol Shinya Maeda, Chunyang Guan and Hajime Sawamura
    (Niigata University, Japan)
  3. Design and Implementation of Multi-Agent Coordination David Ramamonjisoa and Issam A. Hamid
    (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
15:05-16:05 Session 6 Mobile Agents (I)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Nong Ye

  1. Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Route Tracing by Use of Mobile Agents Midori Asaka (Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), Japan)
    Takefumi Onabuta (The Japan Research Institute, Ltd. Japan)
    Shinichi Nakasuka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  2. Intention Spreading: An Extensible Theme to Protect Mobile Agents from Read Attack Hoisted by Malicious Hosts Sau-Koon Ng and Kwok-Wai Cheung
    (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
  3. DBMAS: A Multi-Agent System for Databases Jianrong Chen, Sue Greenwood and John Nealon
    (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
16:05-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-18:00 Session 7 Distributed Intelligence
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: Ron Sun

  1. From A-Life Agents to a Kingdom of N Queens Han Jing (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
    Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University, HK)
    Cai Qingsheng (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  2. Soap Bubbles and the Dynamical Behavior of Multi-Agent Systems W. K. F. Lor and P. De Wilde
    (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK)
  3. The Motivation for Dynamic Adaptive Autonomy in Agent-Based Systems K. Suzanne Barber, Anuj Goel and Cheryl E. Martin
    (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  4. A Team Model in a Dynamic Fire World M. Goyal and N. Parameswaran (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  5. How Flexible Should Agent Behaviour Languages Be? B. Mayoh, T. Krink, E. G. Werk (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
    Du Junping (Beijing Institute of Light Industry, China)
16:20-18:00 Session 8 Formal Agent Theories (I)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Paul Davidsson

  1. Knowledge Granularity Spectrum, Action Pyramid, and the Scaling Problem Yiming Ye (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
    John K. Tsotsos (University of Toronto, Canada)
  2. Embodied Ontologies: Ontologies for Real Agents Hiroshi Tsukimoto (Toshiba Corporation, Japan)
  3. Recipe Structure for Dynamic Worlds S. Au and N. Parameswaran (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  4. Dynamic Planning Model for Agent's Preference Satisfaction: First Results Pavlos Moraitis (Technical University of Crete Greece, Greece)
    Alexis Tsoukias (University of Paris-Dauphine France, France)
  5. Belief-Goal-Role Agents: From Conception to Specification Walid Chainbi (FSEG-SFAX, Tunisia)

 

Thursday, December 16 1999

08:45-09:45 Invited Talk
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: Ning Zhong

Robot-Discoverer: A Role Model for Any Intelligent Agent
Jan M. Zytkow (University of North Carolina, USA)

 
09:50-11:10 Session 9 Agent-Supported Enterprise (I)
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: David Kinny

  1. Improving Telecom Service Access Convergence Using Software Agents Marko Palola, Marko Heikkinen and Rauli Kaksonen
    (VTT Electronics, Finland)
  2. Allocative Auctions: An Application Context for CSCW and Intelligent Agents
    Helen Meng, Yuk Chi Li, Ka Kit Lau and Yun Wing Lee
    (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
  3. Self-Adaptation and Reconfiguration of an Agent-Based Production System: Virtual Factory Yingjiu Liu, Pierre Massotte and Pierre Couturier
    (Ales School of Mines, France)
  4. Supporting Collaborative Building Design: A Multi-Agent Approach Wei Dai, R. Drogemuller, J. Mashford, M. Rahilly and K. K. Yum
    (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
09:50-11:10 Session 10 Personalized Web Agents (I)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Kelvin Wong

  1. A Personalized Web Agent with Implicit Feedback and Hybrid Filtering Strategy Junggee Han and Juntae Kim (Dongguk University, Korea)
  2. User Profile Based Personalized Web Agent Young Jun. So, Hae Jung Baek, and Young-Tack Park
    (Soongsil University, Korea)
  3. Multi-Agent Based Approach for Information Retrieval in the WWW Tarek Helmy, Babak Hodjat and Makoto Amamiya
    (Kyushu University, Japan)
  4. Distributed Information Retrieval Agent JMAT Zhongzhi Shi, Wei Li, Hu Cao and Xiaoli Li
    (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
11:10-11:25 Coffee Break
11:25-13:05 Session 11 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Agents
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: Eugene Santos Jr.

  1. An Agent-Based Architecture in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining T. B. Ho, T. D. Nguyen and N. B. Nguyen
    (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  2. Integration of Multiple Heterogeneous Databases Using a Client-Side Meta Search Agent Taehee Kim, Seonho Kim, Sun-Hwa Hahn and Jin-Hyung Kim
    (Korea Research and Development Information Center, Korea)
  3. An Efficient K-Means-Based Clustering Algorithm D. L. Yang, J. H. Chang, M. C. Hong and J. S. Liu
    (Feng Chia University, Taiwan)
  4. Design of Robust, Survivable Intrusion Detection Agent Sourav Bhattacharya and Nong Ye (Arizona State University, USA)
  5. Learning Novel Concepts through Natural Language Jingye Zhou (Xiangtan Univeristy, China)
    Jianwen Yin, Jianer Chen and John Yen (Texas A&M University, USA)
11:25-12:45 Session 12 Formal Agent Theories (II)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Wayne Wobcke

  1. Modeling Sociality in the BDI Framework
    Pietro Panzarasa, Timothy J. Norman and Nicholas R. Jennings
    (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK)
  2. Modeling Agents as Reflective Intentional Systems Maria Fasli (University of Essex, UK)
  3. Circumscribed-Polyhedron Approximation for Maximum Hypersphere Search Hiroshi Watanabe and Einoshin Suzuki
    (Yokohama National University, Japan)
  4. Towards Situation-Specific Agent Theories Paul Davidsson and Bertil Ekdahl
    (University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden)
13:05-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:45 Agent Exhibition Show Time
(Best IAT Demo Award Presentation)

[Room C/NAB 209]

Chair: Jianchang Mao

15:45-19:45 Sightseeing Tour
20:00-23:00 Cruise and Banquet Party
(Best IAT Paper Award Presentation)

 

Friday, December 17 1999

10:00-10:50 Panel: Trends and Prospects of IAT
[Room A/WLB 204]

Chair: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

10:50-11:05 Coffee Break
11:05-12:45 Session 13 Personalized Web Agents (II)
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: James Kwok

  1. Information Filtering on the Web: a Hybrid Case-Based Approach G. L. Gentili, M. Marinilli, A. Micarelli and F. Sciarrone
    (Universit di Roma Tre Dipartimento di Informatica e Automazione, Italy)
  2. Engineering Information Discovery and Monitoring Systems along the Dimensions of Agency and Ontology Kwang Mong Sim and Pui Tak Wong
    (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)
  3. Intelligent Information Discovery with Self-Training Autonomous Agents D. Fragoudis and S. D. Likothanassis (University of Patras, Greece)
  4. More Efficient Web Searching by Modeling Users' Long-Term Goals Dimitre Dimitrov and James Warren
    (University of South Australia, Australia)
  5. Information Retrieval Agents Based on Evolutionary Computation to Reflect User Preference Jee-Haeng Lee and Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei University, Korea)
11:05-12:45 Session 14 Agent-Supported Enterprise (II)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Yiming Ye

  1. Going Beyond the Dynamic Marketplaces: Challenges for Multi-agent Systems (Ike Iqbal Singh, SoftEcom, USA)
  2. Agent-Based Information Gathering System for Life Cycle Costs Tiemei Irene Zhang and Elizabeth Kendall
    (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
  3. Applying Market Based Agent to Fuzzy Decision Support System P. W. Lei, M. I. Heywood and C.R. Chatwin
    (University of Macao, Macao)
  4. Virtual Enterprise Information System Li Yu, Huang Biqing and Wu Cheng (Tsinghua University, China)
  5. A Virtual Shop Navigation System Based on the Multi-Agent Technology N. Bensaid and Ph. Mathieu (Universite de Lille I, France)
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Invited Talk
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: P. C. Yuen

Intelligent Agents: Embodied and Disembodied
Daniel T. Ling (Microsoft Corporation, USA)

 
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:15 Session 15 Software Agents (II)
[Room A/WLB 204]
Chair: Kensuke Takita

  1. Active User Interfaces for Building Decision-Theoretic Systems Scott M. Brown (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
    Eugene Santos Jr. (University of Connecticut, USA)
    Sheila B. Banks (Calculated Insight, Orlando, USA)
  2. System Expansion and Integration with Agents in HSTAT

    Xiaocheng Luan (AppNet Inc., USA)
    Maureen Prettyman (National Library of Medicine, USA)
    Robert Antonucci (AppNet Inc., USA)
  3. Software Interface Agents Yong Jin Cho, Dong Hyun Roh and Hyun S. Yang
    (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
15:15-16:15 Session 16 Mobile Agents (II)
[Room B/WLB 304]
Chair: Kwang Mong Sim

  1. Learning Improves Mobile Agent Efficiency Sam Joseph, Masanori Hattori and Naoki Kase
    (Toshiba Corporation, Japan)
  2. Increasing the Dependability in a Multi-Agent System Ralph Deters (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  3. An Efficient Fault-tolerant Protocol for Mobile Agents Ting On Lee and Kam W. Ng
    (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)

 


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