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Crossing the agent technology chasm: Lessons, experiences and challenges in commercial applications of agents

STEVE MUNROE, TIM MILLER, ROXANA A. BELECHEANU, MICHAL PECHOUCEK, PETER MCBURNEY, MICHAEL LUCK
2006 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
application, as well as highlighting some of the challenges encountered and benefits provided by using agent technology in developing these applications.  ...  The project built on the JACK Intelligent Agents toolkit developed by AOS, a commercial Java-based environment for developing and running multi-agent applications. 2 OneSAF, see http://www.onesaf.org/.  ...  This paper is a revised and extended version of a paper originally presented at the Industrial Track of the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2006),  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888906001020 fatcat:4wqaarvb6vcejkpu7cc2wh5mui

Commercial applications of agents

Roxana A. Belecheanu, Steve Munroe, Michael Luck, Terry Payne, Tim Miller, Peter McBurney, Michal Pěchouček
2006 Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '06  
Acknowledgements This paper is a personal view based on interviews conducted with relevant experts from each of the companies mentioned: Tony Delaney and Martyn Fletcher from Agent Oriented Software; Vince  ...  Darley from Eurobios; Nadezhda Yakounina of Magenta Technology; Christian Danneger and Klaus Dorer from Whitestein Technologies; Bryan Woody and David Davis from NuTech; Chris van Aart from Acklin and  ...  CONCLUSIONS This paper has reviewed and discussed some of the most important lessons and experiences of developing agent-based applications for niche markets, in the logistics, production, defence and  ... 
doi:10.1145/1160633.1160932 dblp:conf/atal/BelecheanuMLPMMP06 fatcat:ersaegxisvet7n4asmuylwacma

Coordinating UAVs and AUVs for oceanographic field experiments: Challenges and lessons learned

Margarida Faria, Jose Pinto, Frederic Py, Joao Fortuna, Hugo Dias, Ricardo Martins, Frederik Leira, Tor Arne Johansen, Joao Sousa, Kanna Rajan
2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)  
We do so in the context of autonomous control and operation for networked robotics and describe novel experiments while articulating the key challenges and lessons learned.  ...  Obtaining synoptic observations of dynamic ocean phenomena such as fronts, eddies, oxygen minimum zones and blooms has been challenging primarily due to the large spatial scales involved.  ...  The paper describes the results of a field experiment which used the architecture at sea from a support vessel. We conclude with lessons learned and future work. II.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra.2014.6907834 dblp:conf/icra/FariaPPFDMLJSR14 fatcat:x65ceyn7fvck7gczrn6dx3e4pq

Commercial applications of natural language processing

Kenneth W. Church, Lisa F. Rau
1995 Communications of the ACM  
While keeping these lessons of the past in mind, this article will describe a  ...  This article will mention a number of successful applications of natural language processing (NLP).  ...  of Pennsylvania.  ... 
doi:10.1145/219717.219778 fatcat:jexsu5fbkbgrpdtqorhqtuwjy4

Integration of commercial Internet applications in a TINA environment

G. Canal, P. Lago
1999 TINA '99. 1999 Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.99EX368)  
In detail, our objective was to study both the impact on, and the applicability of the TINA standard, whenever commercial applications are reengineered as TINA services.  ...  To achieve this objective, the work described here integrates two commercial conferencing applications in a TINA compliant telecom framework, and it extends the applications features to support distance  ...  Carlo Alberto Licciardi for his valuable suggestions and comments on draft versions of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tina.1999.789963 fatcat:qp4mps27w5eipabj2k5rb6vig4

Frontiers of Medical Micro/Nanorobotics: in vivo Applications and Commercialization Perspectives Toward Clinical Uses

Fernando Soto, Robert Chrostowski
2018 Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology  
We review current patents and commercialization efforts based on emerging proof-of-concept applications.  ...  We critically address the frontiers of the current methodologies for in vivo applications and discuss the current and foreseeable perspectives of their commercialization.  ...  RC acknowledges his funding from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fbioe.2018.00170 pmid:30488033 pmcid:PMC6246686 fatcat:dm5jospczvaippohdbw7sucd2e

Helper agent

Katherine Isbister, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Toru Ishida, Cliff Nass
2000 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '00  
The agent made positive contributions to participants' experience of the conversation, influenced their perception of each other and of each others' national group, and even seemed to effect their style  ...  This paper introduces a new application area for agents in the computer interface: the support of human-human interaction.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to GEMNet for providing the broadband line, and to Eva Jettmar for her assistance in the evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/332040.332407 dblp:conf/chi/IsbisterNIN00 fatcat:v3usnfycq5drhadmmjbl5bhxuu

Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

David A Grigorian, Vlad Manole
2006 Comparative Economic Studies  
Its purpose is to (1) calculate an appropriate measure of commercial bank efficiency in a multiple-input/output framework and (2) evaluate the effects of policy framework on the performance of commercial  ...  Theoretical extensions of these methods and empirical applications are discussed in Seiford (1996) and Cooper et al. (2000). 5For detailed surveys and recent developments in the field see Charnes et al  ...  on quality of bank assets, the stock markets, purchasing power of economic agents, etc.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.ces.8100129 fatcat:cryxhp4aufclti5lpd62h7buzi

Conversational agents for learning foreign languages – a survey [article]

Jasna Petrovic, Mladjan Jovanovic
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The most natural and potentially powerful application of chatbots is in line with their fundamental nature - language practice.  ...  Conversational practice, while crucial for all language learners, can be challenging to get enough of and very expensive.  ...  In these applications and almost all AI applications, it is a major research challenge to study how humans and chatbots can work in synergy to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of technology-supported  ... 
arXiv:2011.07901v1 fatcat:pt6sykcgzfew3prrvimrqjvzxe

Deploying a personalized time management agent

Pauline Berry, Bart Peintner, Ken Conley, Melinda Gervasio, Tomás Uribe, Neil Yorke-Smith
2006 Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '06  
In developing PTIME as part of a larger assistive agent called CALO, we have faced numerous challenges, including usability, multi-agent coordination, scalable constraint reasoning, robust execution, and  ...  We report on our ongoing practical experience in designing, implementing, and deploying PTIME, a personalized agent for time management and meeting scheduling in an open, multi-agent environment.  ...  We thank all the members of the CALO project, especially our collaborators at SRI, University of Michigan, and USC.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1160633.1160934 dblp:conf/atal/BerryPCGUY06 fatcat:wgwixw77xfehdoij3mhp6evpee

Electric Agents

Glenda Revelle, Mirjana Spasojevic, Emily Reardon, Kristin Cook, Lori Takeuchi, Rafael Ballagas, Koichi Mori, Hiroshi Horii, Hayes Raffle, Maria Sandberg
2015 Computers in Entertainment  
Electric agents: Combining collaborative mobile augmented reality and Web-based video to reinvent interactive television. ACM Comput.  ...  This blend of a linear video narrative and an interactive game strives to make educational television content more engaging and participatory while fostering collaborative play with vocabulary words.  ...  Many readers may recognize similarities of the gesture interaction combining phones and televisions to today's commercial game systems like Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2702109.2633413 fatcat:5k2yxg5gzbbynhibzoma5u6wly

Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (Dagstuhl Seminar 12342)

Jürgen Dix, Koen V. Hindriks, Brian Logan, Wayne Wobcke, Marc Herbstritt
2012 Dagstuhl Reports  
This report presents a more detailed discussion of these and other research challenges that were identified.  ...  Among others, these include the integration of agent technology and legacy systems, component-based agent design, standards for tooling, establishing benchmarks for agent technology, and the development  ...  The application of agent technology in commercial and business applications requires integration of this technology into the full software life cycle.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.2.8.74 dblp:journals/dagstuhl-reports/DixHLW12 fatcat:cn2i425enzfohjipslz2aqmen4

AGENTS IN OVERALLS: EXPERIENCES AND ISSUES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AGENT-BASED SYSTEMS

H. VAN DYKE PARUNAK
2000 International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems  
These systems suggest important lessons for both industry and researchers.  ...  From an industrial perspective, these examples reflect trends in both business and technology that make agents an increasingly attractive commercial tool.  ...  Sections 4 and 5 summarize some of the lessons that these examples offer to industrialists and researchers, respectively. What is a "Mature Agent Application"?  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0218843000000119 fatcat:z2xa4fgzq5hb3ho4yt7lcjot3a

Building Agents to Serve Customers

Mihai Barbuceanu, Mark S. Fox, Lei Hong, Yannick Lallement, Zhongdong Zhang
2004 The AI Magazine  
The net effect is a more frictionless interaction process that improves the customer experience and makes businesses more competitive on the service front.  ...  ■ AI agents combining natural language interaction, task planning, and business ontologies can help companies provide better-quality and more costeffective customer service.  ...  Ontology-Driven Development Managing the application development process for this platform is challenging due to the diversity and specialization of the knowledge involved.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v25i3.1776 dblp:journals/aim/BarbuceanuFHLZ04 fatcat:2lmfria7izdwzl4vzypkjrrlb4

Transportable information agents

Daniela Rus, Robert Gray, David Kotz
1997 Proceedings of the first international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '97  
They can sense the state of the network, monitor software c onditions, and interact with other agents or resources.  ...  In this paper we describe the design and implementation of the navigation system that gives our agents autonomy.  ...  The Telescript technology introduced by General Magic, Inc. in 1994 was the rst commercial description of transportable agents Whi94].  ... 
doi:10.1145/267658.267721 dblp:conf/agents/RusGK97 fatcat:kut677ed65emxalqzwujqguiva
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