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International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IJATS) Volume 6, Issue 2

Book Description

The International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IJATS) focuses on all aspects of agents and multi-agent systems, with a particular emphasis on how to modify established learning techniques and create new learning paradigms to address the many challenges presented by complex real-world problems. The journal serves as an inclusive forum for discussion of theoretical and practical issues of intelligent agent technologies and multi-agent systems while bringing together scientists from different areas of computer science as well as researchers from various fields studying similar concepts.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Penguins Huddling Optimisation
  • Systemic Reciprocal Rewards: Motivating Expert Participation in Online Communities with a Novel Class of Incentives
  • Designing Complex Agent Interaction Protocols Using Colored Petri Nets: The Cloud Services Composition Case Study
  • Towards a New Approach for Controlling the Reorganization Process of Multi-Agent Systems

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Penguins Huddling Optimisation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NATURE AND SWARM INTELLIGENCE
    4. EMPEROR PENGUINS HUDDLING IN ANTARCTICA
    5. PENGUINS HUDDLING OPTIMISATION
    6. EXPERIMENTS
    7. PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
    8. PERFORMANCE OF PENGUIN HUDDLING OPTIMISATION
    9. DIVERSITY IN PHO
    10. FINE TUNING DISTURBANCE THRESHOLD
    11. COMPARING PHO WITH OTHER POPULATION-BASED OPTIMISERS
    12. PHO AND OTHER POPULATION BASED ALGORITHMS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. FUTURE RESEARCH
    15. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    16. REFERENCES
    17. DIFFERENTIAL EVOLUTION ALGORITHM
    18. GENETIC ALGORITHM
  5. Systemic Reciprocal Rewards:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A CLOSER LOOK AT QA SYSTEMS
    4. MODELING USERS IN QA SYSTEMS
    5. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODELS OF EXPERTISE
    6. RECOMMENDATION
    7. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODELS OF TRUST
    8. TRUST IN ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS
    9. MOTIVATING EXPERTISE AND PARTICIPATION WITH INCENTIVES
    10. COMMON INCENTIVES FOR EXPERTISE AND PARTICIPATION
    11. EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION
    12. INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
    13. COMPARING ACHIEVEMENT-BASED AND RECIPROCAL INCENTIVES
    14. SURVEY METHODS AND RESULTS
    15. CONCEPTUALIZING A RECIPROCAL SYSTEMIC REWARD-BASED INCENTIVE MECHANISM
    16. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    17. REFERENCES
  6. Designing Complex Agent Interaction Protocols Using Colored Petri Nets:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. OUR PREVIOUS WORK: AN OVERVIEW
    4. 3. AN APPROACH FOR AIP COMPOSITION
    5. 4. PROTOCOLS COMPOSITION OPERATORS
    6. 5. VERIFICATION OF COMPOSITE AiP CORRECTNESS
    7. 6. CASE STUDY: AN AiP BASED ARCHITECTURE FOR CLOUD SERVICES COMPOSITION
    8. 7. EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION
    9. 8. RELATED WORK
    10. 9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    11. REFERENCES
  7. Towards a New Approach for Controlling the Reorganization Process of Multi-Agent Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. THE PROPOSED APPROACH
    6. ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTING OUR APPROACH
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  8. Call For Articles