Agent Technology for Communications Infrastructure
Agent Technology is a fast growing area of research in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. Agents are autonomous problem-solving entities residing in an environment able to solve problems, roam network infrastructures, adapt to changes in their environment an interact with other agents. Offering a useful snapshot of the current status of the field, this text focuses sharply on the upcoming convergence of intelligent software and communications systems. Contributions from leading authorities in the field covering a wide range of issues, Demonstrates the increased capabilites of agents that are not currently achievable using traditional standards-based network signalling. This valuable reference resource is essential reading for researchers or practitioners interested in applying agent technology or in business to develop next generation distributed applications, as well as scientists and engineers in R & D departments and lecturers and researchers in telecommunications and computer science.