Agent-based computing has been hailed as the next
significant breakthrough in software development, and the new revolution
in software. Currently, software agents are the focus of intense
interest on the part of many sub-fields of computer science and
artificial intelligence. Software agents hold the potential to shape
the next generation of technologies and models for distributed computation.
Agent-based systems are capable of independent action in open, unpredictable
environments. Agents are currently being applied in domains as diverse
as business information systems, computer games and interactive
cinema, information retrieval and filtering, user interface design,
and industrial process control. The aim of the ABC'05 is
to bring together researchers and developers from industry and academia
in order to report on the latest scientific and technical advances,
discuss and debate the major issues, and showcase the latest systems.
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