Sunday, August 14, 2005

Suspension of my blogging until further notice

Thursday, August 18, 2005 is the six-month anniversary of my foray into the blogosphere.  It's been a lot of fun, but it simply hasn't shown any evidence of giving me a significant enough return to justify the level of investment of my time required.  So, after careful thought, I've decided to go on an indefinite hiatus from the blogosphere, possibly a year or longer. My blogs will remain up with all of my past posts, but I won't be making any new blog posts.  Further, I won't be monitoring or commenting on the blogs of others.  However, I will continue to receive any comments on my old blog posts and may be contacted directly via email.  New content will appear on my main, non-blog web sites, hopefully with greater frequency now that I won't be distracted by the blogosphere.

I thank those who have taken the time to read and even comment on my blog posts over the past six months.

I may check back in six months to see if there are any truly startling new developments in the blogosphere, and in a year or so I will definitely check back again.

I may or may not make a few more scattered posts before midnight, Thursday, August 18, 2005 when I "officially" leave the blogosphere.

Again, my thanks to those who have participated in many interactions over the past six months.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Books on Software Agent Technology

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Our latest addition:

Bordini, Rafael H.; Dastani, Mehdi.; Dix, J├╝rgen; El Fallah Seghrouchni, Amal (Eds.), "Multi-Agent Programming : Languages, Platforms and Applications (Series: Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations)", Springer, 2005 (October).

Description: Multi-agent programming is an essential reference for anyone interested in the most up-to-date developments in MAS programming. While previous research has focused on the development of formal and informal approaches to analyze and specify Multi-Agent Systems, this book focuses on the development of programming languages and tools which not only support MAS programming, but also implement key concepts of MAS in a unified framework.

The book consists of three parts. Part I describes four multi-agent programming languages that are based on computational logic or process algebra. These languages are Jason, 3APL, IMPACT, and CLAIM/SyMPA. Part II presents three multi-agent programming languages that extend or are based on Java. These programming languages are JADE, Jadex and JACK. Part III provides two significant industry specific applications: the DEFACTO System for coordinating human-agent teams for disaster response, and the ARTIMIS rational dialogue agent technology. Also featured are seven appendices for quick reference and comparison.

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-- Jack Krupansky