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Journal and Conference Publications —— Technical Reports

Journal and Conference Publications

  • Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M.A., and Purvis, M.K., "Tag-based Model for Knowledge Sharing in Agent Society, Proceedings of the 8th international Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 2, ISBN 978-0-9817381-7-8, Budapest, Hungary, International Conference on Autonomous Agents. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC (2009) 1299-1300.
  • Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M.A., and Purvis, M.K., "Self-Organization of Peers in Agent Societies", Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, vol. 2, ISBN 978-0-7695-3801-3, (2009) 74-77.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.A. and Cranefield, S., “Norm emergence in multi-agent societies”, Intelligence Integration in Distributed Knowledge Management, D. Krol and N. T. Nguyen (Eds.), Information Science Reference, ISBN 978-1-59904-576-4, Hershey, USA, pp. 195-206, 2008.
  • Purvis, M., Ebadi, T. and Savarimuthu, B.T.R, “An Agent-Based Library Management System Using RFID Technology”, inIntelligence Integration in Distributed Knowledge Management, Krol, D. and Nguyen, N. T. (eds), ISBN 978-1-60566-298-5, Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2008, pp. 171-181
  • Ebadi, T., Purvis, M.A. and Purvis M.K., “Finding interaction partners using attitude-based decision strategies”, Proceeding of the Ninth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies, ISBN 978-0-7695-3443-5, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2008, pp. 297-304.
  • Ebadi, T., Purvis, M.A. and Purvis M.K., “ A Colored Petri Net Model to Represent the Interactions Between a Set of Cooperative Agents”, Workshop on Agents and Peer to Peer Computing (AP2PC), to be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. and Purvis, M., “Internal agent architecture for norm identification”, Proc. of the international workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in agent systems (COIN@AAMAS 2009), pp. 156–172, 2009.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Cranefield, S., “A categorization of simulation works on norms”, Proc. of Normative Multi-agent systems (NorMAS 2009), G. Boella, P. Noriega, G. Pigozzi, H. Verhagen (Eds.), No. 09121 in Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, ISSN: 1862-4405, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2009.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. and Purvis. M. “Norm emergence in agent societies formed by dynamically changing networks”, Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, ISSN: 1570-1263, Volume 7, Number 3, pp. 223–232, 2009.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.A. and Purvis, M.K. and Cranefield, S., “Social Norm Emergence in Virtual Agent Societies”, In: M. Baldoni et al. (Eds.), Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies VI, DALT 2008, Revised Selected and Invited Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5397, Springer, pp. 18-28, 2009.
  • De Oliveira, M., and Purvis, M. K., “Aspects of Openness in Multi-Agent Systems: Coordinating the Autonomy in Agent Societies”, Intelligence Integration in Distributed Knowledge Management, Król, D. And Nguyen, N. T. (eds.), ISBN 978-1-59904-576-4, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA (2009) 119-131.
  • Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M. A., & Nowostawski, M.,”Mechanisms to Restrict Exploitation and Improve Societal Performance in Multi-Agent Systems”, Intelligence Integration in Distributed Knowledge Management, Król, D. And Nguyen, N. T. (eds.), ISBN 978-1-59904-576-4, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA (2009) 182-194.
  • Winikoff, M., "Future Directions for Agent-Based Software Engineering", International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Volume 3, Number 4, pages 402-410, 2009.
  • Cheong, C. Michael Winikoff, M., "Hermes: Designing Flexible and Robust Agent Interactions". Chapter 5 in Multi-Agent Systems - Semantics and Dynamics of Organizational Models, Virginia Dignum (ed.). IGI. ISBN: 1-60566-256-9, 2009.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., and Purvis, M. K., “Role Model Based Mechanism For Norm Emergence, Artificial Agent Societies”,Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems III (COIN@AAMAS 2007, Revised Selected Papers), J. S. Sichman, J. Padget, S. Ossowski, and P. Noriega (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4870, ISSN 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online), ISBN 978-3-540-79002-0, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany (2008) 203-217.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R, Purvis M. A. and Purvis, M. K, “Social Norm Emergence in Virtual Agent Societies.”, Proc. of the Seventh International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS),Volume 3, L. Padgham, D. Parkes, J-P Muller, & S. Parsons (eds.), ISBN 978-0-9817381-2-3, Estoril, Portugal (2008) 1521-1524.
  • Oliveira M., Furtado, V., Cranefield, S., and Martin Purvis, M. K., “Open Collaborative Systems as Institutions of Agents”, Proceeding of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2008), L. Jain, M. Gini, B. B. Faltings, T. Terano, C. Zhang, N. Cercone, L. Cao (eds.), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3496-1, Sydney, Australia (2008) 100-103.
  • Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M. A., and Purvis, M. K., “Emergence of Sharing Behavior in a Multi-agent Society using Tags”, Proceeding of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2008), L. Jain, M. Gini, B. B. Faltings, T. Terano, C. Zhang, N. Cercone, L. Cao (eds.), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3496-1, Sydney, Australia (2008) 527-530.
  • Ebadi, T., Purvis, M. A., and Purvis, M. K., “Partner selection mechanisms for agent cooperation”, Workshop on P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents (PSP 2008) Proceeding of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, Y. Li, G., Pasi, C. Zhang., N., Cercone, L., Cao (eds.), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3496-1, Sydney, Australia (2008) 554-557.
  • Cranefield S., and Winikoff, M., "Verifying Social Wxpectations by Model Checking Truncated Paths", Fifth Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms (COIN), held at AAMAS 2008.
  • Winikoff, M. and Cranefield, S., "Eliciting Expectations for Monitoring Social Interactions", International Conference on Computer Mediated Social Networking (ICCMSN), 2008.
  • Deng, J. D. and Purvis, M. K., “Queueing Analysis for Multi-Core Performance Improvement: Two Case Studies”, Australasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference 2007 (ATNAC 2007), IEEE Catalog Number: 07EX2003 ISBN: 1-4244-1557-8, Library of Congress: 2007905114, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) 390-395.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R, Purvis M. A, Cranefield, S, and Purvis, M. K, “Mechanisms for Norm Emergence in Multi-Agent Societies, Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2007), ISBN 978-81-904262-7-5, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2007) 1097-1099.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R, Cranefield, S, Purvis, M. K, and Purvis M. A, "Norm Emergence in Agent Societies Formed by Dynamically Changing Networks," Proc. of the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'07), Silicon Valley, USA, ISBN:0-7695-3027-3, pp. 464-470, 2007.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S, Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K., “Role Model Based Mechanism For Norm Emergence in Artificial Agent Societies”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms (COIN 2007), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2007) 1-12.
  • De Oliveira, M., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. K., “Normative Spaces in Institutional Environments by the Means of Commitments, Reputation and Colored Petri Nets”, Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE 2007), 2007 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2007), Honolulu, Hawai'i, http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mml/aose2007/accepted/assets/10-deoliveira.pdf
  • Nowostawski, M. and Purvis, M. K., “Evolution and Hypercomputing in Global Distributed Evolvable Virtual Machines Environment”, Engineering Self-Organising Systems: 4th International Workshop, ESOA 2006, Hakodate, Japan, May 9, 2006, Revised and Invited Papers, S. Brueckner, S. Hassas, M. Jelasity, and D. Yamins (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4335/2007, ISSN: 0302-9743, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2007) 176-191.
  • Purvis, M. K., Savarimuthu, S. De Oliveira, M., and Purvis, M. A., “Mechanisms for Cooperative Behaviour in Agent Institutions”, Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2006), T. Nishida, M. Klusch, K. Sycara, M. Yokoo, J. Liu, B. Wah, W. Cheung, and Y-M Cheung (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2748-5, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2006) 121-124.
  • Nowostawski, M. and Purvis, M. K., “Tagging and Referrals in the EVM Architecture”, Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2006), T. Nishida, M. Klusch, K. Sycara, M. Yokoo, J. Liu, B. Wah, W. Cheung, and Y-M Cheung (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2748-5, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2006) 551-554.
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., De Oliveira, M., & Cranefield, S., “Institutions in the Opal Multi-agent System”, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, 17:3, ISSN: 1064-1246 (2006) 191-207.
  • Wang, M., Nowostawski, M., and Purvis, M. K., “Declarative Agent Programming Support for a FIPA-Compliant Agent Platform”, Programming Multi-Agent Systems: Third International Workshop, ProMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 26, 2005, Revised and Invited Papers, R. H. Bordini, M. Dastani, J. Dix, A. ElFallah Seghrouchni (eds.) ISBN: 3-540-32616-2, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3862, ISSN: 0302-9743, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2006) 252-266.
  • Nowostawski, M., Epiney, L., and Purvis, M. K., “Self-Adaptation and Dynamic Environment Experiments with Evolvable Virtual Machines”, Engineering Self-Organising Systems: Third International Workshop, ESOA 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 25, 2005, Revised Selected Papers, Brueckner, S., Serugendo, G. M., Hales, D., and Zambonelli, F. (eds.), ISBN: 3-540-33342-8, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3910, ISSN: 0302-9743, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2006) 46-60.
  • Savarimuthu B.T.R., Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K., "Creating ontologies for a collaborative, multi-agent based workflow system", Ontologies and Soft Methods in Knowledge Management, Katarzyniak R. (ed.), Advanced Knowledge International, Adelaide, Australia, Volume 4, ISBN 0-9752150-2-7 (2006) 201-218.
  • Cranefield, S., "A Rule Language for Modelling and Monitoring Social Expectations in Multi-agent Systems", Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems, O. Boissier et al. (eds.), Berlin, Springer (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3913), ISBN 3-540-35173-6 (2006) 246-258.
  • Simmermacher, C., Deng, D. and Cranefield, S., "Feature Analysis and Classification of Classical Musical Instruments: An Empirical Study", Advances in Data Mining. Applications in Medicine, Web Mining, Marketing, Image and Signal Mining: 6th Industrial Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4065, Springer (2006) 444-458.
  • Huang, Z., Chen, W., Purvis, M. K., and Zheng, W., “VODCA: View-oriented, Distributed, Cluster-based Approach to Parallel Computing”, The 2006 International Workshop on Distributed Shared Memory, Proceeding of the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid 2006 (CCGrid06), (CD-ROM) IEEE Computer Society (2006) Singapore.
  • Purvis, M. K., Garside, N., Cranefield, S., Nowostawski, M., and De Oliveira, M., “Multi-agent System Technology for P2P Applications on Small Portable Devices”, Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing: Third International Workshop, AP2PC 2004, New York, NY, USA, July 19, 2004, Revised and Invited Papers, G. Moro, S. Bergamaschi, K. Aberer (eds.) ISBN: 3-540-29755-3, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3601, ISSN: 0302-9743, Springer-Verlag, Heidelber (2005) 153-160.
  • Wang, M., Purvis, M.K. and Nowostawski, M., "An Internal Agent Architecture Incorporating Standard Reasoning Components and Standards-Based Agent Communication", Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (IAT 2005), A. Skowron, J. Barthes, L. Jain, P. Morizet-Mahoudeaux, J. Liu, and N. Zhong, (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2416-8, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2005), 58-64.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.A., Purvis, M.K. and Cranefield, S., “Integrating Web Services with Agent Based Workflow Management System (WfMS)”, Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2005), A. Skowron, J. Barthes, L. Jain, P. Morizet-Mahoudeaux, J. Liu, and N. Zhong, (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2415-X, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2005) 471-474.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M. A., and Purvis, M. K. and Cranefield, S., “An Agent Enhanced Workflow Management System”, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 9th International Conference, KES 2005 Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings, Part IV, Khosla, R., Howlett, R., and Jain, L. C., (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3684, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-28897-X, Berlin (2005) 215-220.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M. A., and Purvis, M. K., “Different Perspectives on Modeling Workflows in an Agent Based Workflow Management System”, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 9th International Conference, KES 2005 Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings, Part IV, Khosla, R., Howlett, R., and Jain, L. C., (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3684, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-28897-X, Berlin (2005) 208-214.
  • Nowostawski, M., Epiney, L., and Purvis, M. K., “Self-Adaptation and Dynamic Environment Experiments with Evolvable Virtual Machines”, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Engineering Self-Organizing Applications (ESOA 2005), Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi Agent Systems, Brueckner, S., Serugendo, G., Hales, D., and Zambonelli, F. (eds.), Utrecht, The Netherlands (2005) 46-60.
  • Wang, M., Wolf, H., Purvis, M. K., and Purvis, M. A., “An Agent-based Collaborative Framework for Mobile P2P Applications”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC’05), Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi Agent Systems, Despotovic, Z., Joseph, S., and Sartori, C. (eds.), Utrecht, The Netherlands (2005) 140-151.
  • Wang, M., Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., “Declarative Agent Programming Support for a FIPA-Compliant Agent Platform”, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agent Systems (ProMAS 2005), Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi Agent Systems, Despotovic, Z., Joseph, S., and Sartori, C. (eds.), Utrecht, The Netherlands (2005) 209-223.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K. and Cranefield, S., "Agent-based Integration of Web Services with Workflow Management Systems", Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005), M. Pechoucek, D. Steiner, S. Thompson, (eds.), ACM Press, ISBN 1-59593-093-0, New York (2005), pp 1345 - 1346.
  • Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., and Hwang, P., "Ontologies for Interaction Protocols", Ontologies for Agents: Theory and Experiences, V. Tamma, S. Cranefield, T. Finin, and S. Willmott (eds.). Basel, Birkhäuser (Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies) ISBN 3764372370, (2005) 1-17.
  • Cranefield, S., Pan, J. and Purvis, M. K.,"A UML ontology and derived content language for a travel booking scenario", Ontologies for Agents: Theory and Experiences, V. Tamma, S. Cranefield, T. Finin, and S. Willmott (eds.). Basel, Birkhäuser (Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies), ISBN 3764372370 (2005) 259-276.
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., "An Architecture for Self-organising Evolvable Virtual Machines", Engineering Self-Organising Systems: Methodologies and Applications, Brueckner, S. A., Di Marzo Serugendo, G. Karageorgos, A. ,et al. (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3464, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-26180-X, Berlin (2005) 100-122.
  • Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K., Haidar, A., and Savarimuthu, B. T. R., “A Distributed Workflow System with Autonomous Components”, Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: 7th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, Barley, M. W. and Kasabov, N. (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3371, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-25340-8 Berlin (2005) 193-205.
  • Purvis, M. A., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., and Purvis, M. K., “Evaluation of a Multi-agent Based Workflow Management System Modeled Using Coloured Petri Nets”, Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: 7th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, Barley, M. W. and Kasabov, N. (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3371, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-25340-8 Berlin (2005) 206-216.
  • Ehrler, L., Fleurke, M., Purvis, M. A. and Savarimuthu, B.T.R., “Agent-Based Workflow Management Systems(Wfmss) : JBees- A Distributed and Adaptive WFMS with Monitoring and Controlling Capabilities”, to appear in Journal of Information Systems and e-Business , ISSN: 1617-9846, Journal no. 10257, Springer, Berlin (2005).
  • Tamma, V., Cranefield, S., Finin, T. and Willmott, S. (eds.),Ontologies for Agents: Theory and Experiences. Basel, Birkhäuser (Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies), ISBN 3764372370, (2005) .
  • Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., and Hwang, P., Ontologies for Interaction Protocols, In Ontologies for agents: theory and experiences, V. Tamma, S. Cranefield, T. Finin, and S. Willmott (eds.). Basel, Birkhäuser (Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies), ISBN 3764372370 (2005) 1-17.
  • Cranefield, S., "A rule language for modelling and monitoring social expectations in multi-agent systems", Proceedings of the Workshop on Agents, Norms and Institutions for Regulated Multiagent Systems at the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2005).
  • Cranefield, S., "A rule language for modelling and monitoring social expectations in multi-agent systems", Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (2005) 1659-1660.
  • Cranefield, S., "Reliable group communication and institutional actions in a multi-agent trading scenario", Proceedings of the Workshop on Agent Communication, Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2005)
  • Cranefield, S., "Reliable group communication and institutional action in a multi-agent trading scenario", Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, ACM Press (2005) 1119-1120
  • Purvis, M. K., “Narrative Structure for Multi-Agent Interaction”, Proceedings IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), N. Zhong, J. Bradshaw, S. K. Pal, D. Talia, D., J. Liu, and N. Cercone, (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2101-0, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2004) 223-238.
  • Huang, Z., Purvis, M. K., Werstein, P., “Performance Comparison between VOPP and MPI”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications, and Technologies, H. Shen & K. Nakano (eds.) IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA USA (2005) 343-347.
  • Huang, Z., Purvis, M. K., and Werstein, P., “View-Oriented Update Protocol with Integrated Diff for View-based Consistency”, Proceedings of DSM 2005: Fifth International Workshop on Distributed Shared Memory, the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE Catalogue 05EX1055C, ISBN 0-7803-9075-X, Cardiff University, UK (2005) [CD-ROM].
  • Huang, Z., Purvis, M. K., and Werstein, P. F., “Performance Evaluation of View-oriented Parallel Programming”, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2005), IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, USA (2005) 251-258.
  • Purvis, M. A., Savarimuthu, B. T. R, and Purvis, M. K, “A Multi-agent Based Workflow System Embedded with Web Services”, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Collaboration Agents: Autonomous Agents for Collaborative Environments (Cola 2004), Ghorbani, A. and Marsh, S. (eds.), ISBN 0-9734039-4-2, IEEE/WIC Press, Beijing, China, (2004) 55-62.
  • Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis,M. K, Oliveira, M and Purvis M. A, "Towards Secure Interactions in Agent Societies", Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST 2004), Fredrericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October (2004). Marsh, S. (ed.), ISSN 1712-364X, pp 143 - 148.
  • Ehrler, L. and Cranefield, S., "Executing Agent UML Diagrams", Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS 2004), Jennings, N. R., Sierra, C., Sonenberg, L, and Tambe, M. (eds.), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA ISBN 1-58113-864-4 (2004) 906-913.
  • Oliveira, M. D., Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., Nowostawski, M., “Institutions and Commitements in Open Multi-Agent Systems”, Proceedings IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), N. Zhong, J. Bradshaw, S. K. Pal, D. Talia, D., J. Liu, and N. Cercone, (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2101-0, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2004) 500-503.
  • Oliveira, M. D., Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., and Nowostawski, M., “A Distributed Model for Institutions in Open Multi-agent Systems”, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems KES'2004, M. Negoita, R. J. Howlett, and L. C. Jain, (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), vol. 3214, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-23206-0, Heidelberg (2004) 1172-1178.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R and Purvis, M. A., "A Collaborative Multi-Agent Based Workflow System", Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems KES'2004, M. Negoita, R. J. Howlett, and L. C. Jain, (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), vol. 3214, Sprinver-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-23206-0, Heidelberg (2004) 1187-1193.
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., Nowostawski, M. and Purvis, M. A., “Multi-Agent System Interaction Protocols in a Dynamically Changing Environment”, An Application Science for Multi-Agent Systems, T. Wagner (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 1402078676, Boston (2004) 95-112.
  • Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., Cranefield, S, and Oliveira, M., “Multi-agent Interaction Technology for Peer-to-Peer Computing in Electronic Trading Environments”, Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing, G. Moro, C. Sartori, and M. P. Singh, (eds.), ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2872, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-24053-5, Heidelberg (2004) 150-161.
  • Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, N., Cranefield, S., and Oliveira, M., “Multi-agent Interaction Technology for Peer-to-Peer Computing in Electronic Trading Environments”, PRICAI 2004: Trends in Artificial Intelligence, 8th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, C. Zhang, H. W. Guesgen, and W. K. Yeap, (eds.), ISBN 3-540-22817-9, Springer-Verlag LNAI 3157, Heidelberg Germany (2004) 625-634.
  • Purvis, M. K., Garside, N., Cranefiled, S., Nowostawski, M, and De Oliveira, M., “Multi-Agent System Technology for P2P Applications on Small Portable Devices”, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC’2004), Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi Agent Systems, G. Moro, S. Bergamaschi, and K. Aberer, (eds.), New York, NY (2004) 212-223.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R. and Purvis, M. A., "Towards a Multi-lingual Workflow System: a Practical Outlook", Proceedings of the Australasian Workshop on Software Internationalisation (AWSI2004), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 32, Australian Computer Society, Bedford Park, Australia (2004) 205-210.
  • Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M. A. and Fleurke, M. (2004), "Monitoring and Controlling of a Multi-agent Based Workflow System", Proceedings of the Australasian Workshop on Data Mining and Web Intelligence (DMWI2004), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 32, Australian Computer Society, Bedford Park, Australia (2004) 127-132.
  • Zhou, Q. and Purvis, M. K., "A Market-based Rule Learning System", ACSW Frontiers 2004, Proceedings of the Australasian Workshop on Data Mining and Web Intelligence (DMSW 2004), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 32, Australian Computer Society, Bedford Park, Australia (2004) 175-180.
  • Huang, Z. Y., Purvis, M. K., Werstein, P., “View-Oriented Parallel Programming and View-based Consistency”, Parallel and Distributed Computing: Applications and Technologies: 5th International Conference, PDCAT 2004, K-M Liew, H. Shen, and S. See (eds.), ISBN: 3-540-24013-6, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3320, ISSN: 0302-9743, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2004) 505-518.
  • Yu, B-H., Huang, Z., Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., “Homeless and Home-based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols on Distributed Shared Memory", Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2004), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 26, Australian Computer Society, Bedford Park, Australia (2004) 117-123.
  • Nowostawski, M., Carter, D., Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., "Communicative Acts and Interaction Protocols in a Distributed Information System", Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2003), ACM Press, ISBN: 1-58113-683-8, New York (2003) 1082-1083.
  • Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., Cranefield, S., and Oliveira, M., "Multi-Agent Interaction Technology for Peer-to-Peer Computing in Electronic Trading Environments", Second International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing, Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2003), Moro, G., Sartori, C., and Singh, M. (eds.), Melbourne Australia (2003) 103-114.
  • Pan, J., Cranefield, S., and Carter, D., "A Lightweight Ontology Repository", Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2003), ACM Press, ISBN: 1-58113-683-8, New York (2003) 632-638.
  • Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., "Referencing Objects in FIPA SL: An Analysis and Proposal", Proceedings of the Challenges in Open Agent Systems '03 Workshop", Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2003), Melbourne Australia (2003) (http://www.agentcities.org/Challenge03/Proc/Papers/ch03_cranefield.pdf).
  • Cranefield, S., Pan, J., and Purvis, M. K., "A UML ontology and derived content language for a travel booking scenario", Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems, Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAAS 2003), Melbourne Australia (2003) (http://oas.otago.ac.nz/OAS2003/papers/oas03-cranefield.pdf).
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., Ward, R., Nowostawski, M., Carter D., and Bush, G., "A multi-agent system for the integration of distributed environmental information", Environmental Modelling and Software, 18:6 (2003) 565-572.
  • Cranefield, S. and Purvis, M., "A UML Profile and Mapping for the Generation of Ontology-specific Content Languages", Knowledge Engineering Review, Special Issue on Ontologies in Agent Systems (2002) 17:21-39.
  • Purvis, M. K., Hwang, P., Purvis, M. A., Cranefield, S. J., and Schievink, M., "Interaction Protocols for a Network of Environmental Problem Solvers", Proceedings of the 2002 iEMSs International Meeting: Integrated Assessment and Decision Support (iEMSs 2002), Volume 3, The International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Lugano, Switzerland (2002) 318-323.
  • Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., and Huang, P., "Ontologies for Interaction Protocols", Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems, 1st International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, S. Cranefield, T. Finin and S. Willmott (eds.), CEUR Publications, KUB Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2003) (http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-66/oas02-16.pdf).
  • Yu B-H, Huang Z, Cranefield S, and Purvis M. K., “Supporting Java Multimedia Applications over ATM Networks”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies, P. Fan and H. Shen (eds.), IEEE Press, Chengdu, (2003) 122-126.
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S. J. S., Nowostawski, M., and Purvis, M. A., “Multi-Agent System Interaction Protocols in a Dynamically Changing Environment”, An Application Science for Multi-Agent Systems, T. Wagner (ed.), ISBN: 1402078676, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, (2002) 95-112.
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., Nowostawski, M., Ward, R., Carter, D., and Oliveira, M. A., "Agentcities Interaction Using the Opal Platform", Proceedings of the Workshop – Agentcities: Research in Large-Scale Open Agents Environments, 1st International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Bologna, Italy (2002).
    Purvis, M., Cranefield, S., and Nowostawski, M., "A Multi-level Infrastructure for Agent-Oriented Development", Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2002), Part 1, ACM Press (2002) 88-89.
  • Cranefield, S., Nowostawski, M., and Purvis, M. K., "Implementing Agent Communication Languages Directly from UML Specifications", Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2002), Part 2, ACM Press (2002) 553-554.
  • Huang, Z., Sun, C., and Purvis, M. K., “Selection-based Weak Sequential Consistency Models for Distributed Shared Memory”, Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'02), H. R. Arabnia (ed.), CSREA Press, Las Vegas, U.S.A. (2002) 56-62.
  • Yu, B., Huang, Z., Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., “Design and Implementation of a Java ATM API”, Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific International Web Conference (APWeb 2001), Xu Ming, Wang Yijie and Zhao WenTao (eds.), Changsha, China, Publishing House of Electronics Industry (2001) 1-6.
  • Cranefield, S. "Networked Knowledge Representation and Exchange using UML and RDF", Journal of Digital Information 1(8), http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v01/i08/Cranefield/ (2001)
  • Cranefield, S., Finin, T. and Willmott, S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems, 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal (2001) 117 pages http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-52/
  • Cranefield, S. "UML and the Semantic Web", Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Working Symposium, Palo Alto, 2001, http://www.semanticweb.org/SWWS/program/full/ paper1.pdf
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "An Architectural Approach to Messaging in Multi-agent Systems", Infrastructure for Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, Wagner, T. and Rana, O. F. (eds.), Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 1881, ISBN: 3-540-42315-X, Berlin, Germany (2001) 105-110.
  • Cranefield, S. and Purvis, M. K., "Integrating Environmental Information: Incorporating Metadata in a Distributed Information Systems Architecture", Advances in Environmental Research 5 (2001) 319-325.
  • Purvis, M. K., Zhou, Q., Cranefield, S., Ward, R., Raykov, R., and Jessberger, D., "Spatial Information Modelling and Analysis in a Distributed Environment", Environmental Modelling and Software, 16:5 (2001) 439-445.
  • Nowostawski, M., Cranefield, S. and Purvis, M., "Simple Semantic Language - The Abstract Content Language", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop of Central and Eastern Europe on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS 2001), Krakow, Poland (2001) 347-354.
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S, "KEA - Multi-Level Agent Infrastructure", Proceedings 2nd International Workshop of Central and Eastern Europe on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS 2001), Krakow, Poland (2001) 355-362.
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S, Ward, R., Nowostawski, M., Carter, D., and Bush, G., "A Multi-Agent System for the Integration of Distributed Environmental Information", Environmental Software Systems – Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS'01), Banff, Canada (2001) 111-124.
  • Cranefield, S., Haustein, S., and Purvis, M. K., "UML-Based Ontology Modelling for Software Agents", Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems, 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal (2001) 21-28.
  • Cranefield, S. and Purvis, M. K., "Generating ontology-specific content languages", Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems, 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal (2001) 29-35.
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S. "A Layered Approach for Modelling Agent Conversations", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Infrastructure for Agents, MAS, and Scalable MAS, 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal (2001) 163-170.
  • Nowostawski, M., Bush, G., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "A Multi-Level Approach and Infrastructure for Agent-Oriented Software Development", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Infrastructure for Agents, MAS, and Scalable MAS, 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal (2001) 1-8.
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S. "Modelling and Visualizing Agent Conversations", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal (2001) 234-235.
  • Purvis, M. K. and Purvis, M. A. and Lemalu, S., "A Framework for Distributed Workflow Systems", Proceedings of the Hawai`i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-34), (CD-ROM) IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2001).
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "Agent-Oriented Modelling for Complex Systems", in Applied Complexity – From Neural Nets to Managed Landscapes, S. Halloy and T. Williams (eds.), Christchurch, New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research (2000) 205-220.
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., and Nowostawski, M., "A Distributed Architecture for Environmental Information Systems" in Environmental Software Systems – Environmental Information and Decision Support, Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2000) 49-56.
  • Bush, G., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "Experiences in the Development of an Agent Architecture", Design and Applications of Intelligent Agents, C. Zhang & V-W Soo (eds.), Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 1881, ISBN: 3540679111, Berlin, Germany (2000) 76-87.
  • Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. K., and Nowostawski, M., "Is it an Ontology or an Abstract Syntax? Modelling Objects, Knowledge and Agent Messages", Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications of Ontologies and Problem-Solving Methods at the 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'00), Berlin, Germany (2000) 16.1–16.4.
  • Nowostawski, M., Bush, G., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "Platforms for Agent-Oriented Software Engineering", Proceedings of the Seventh Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC'2000), IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2000) 480-488.
  • Nowostawski, M., Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "An architectural approach to messaging in multi-agent systems", Proceedings of the Autonomous Agents 2000 Workshop on Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-agent Systems (W13), Barcelona, Spain (2000) 105-110.
  • Cranefield, S. and Purvis, M. K., "Extending Agent Messaging to Enable OO Information Exchange", Cybernetics and Systems 2000, (Proceedings of the 15th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research), R.Trappl (ed.), Vienna, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, Vienna, Austria (2000) 573-578.
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield. S., Bush, G., Carter, D., McKinlay, B., Nowostawski, M., and Ward, R., "The NZDIS Project: an Agent-based Distributed Information Systems Architecture", Proceedings of the Hawai`i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-33), R. H. Sprague, Jr. (ed.), (CD ROM) IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2000).
  • Cranefield, S. and Purvis, M. K., "UML as an ontology modelling language" Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Information Integration, 16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Germany, University of Karlsruhe (1999) 46-53. (http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de\
    /Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-23/cranefield-ijcai99-iii.pdf)
  • Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., Bush, G., Carter, D., McKinlay, B., Nowostawski, M., and Ward, R., "The NZDIS Project: an Agent-based Distributed Information Systems Architecture",In CDROM Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-33), R.H. Sprague, Jr. (ed.), IEEE Computer Society Press, 2000. 
  • Cranefield, S.J.S., Moreale, E., McKinlay, B. and Purvis, M.K., "Automating the Interoperation of Information Processing Tools"
  • , Proceedings of the 32nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-32). Maui, Hawaii, IEEE (CD-ROM) 10 pages, 1999.
  • Cranefield, S.J.S. and Purvis, M.K., "UML as an Ontology Modelling Language"
  • , Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Information Integration, 16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Stockholm, 1999.
  • Cranefield, S.J.S., McKinlay, B., Moreale, E. and Purvis, M.K., "Automating Information Processing Tasks: an Agent-based Architecture", In TZI Report 9/98: Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Agents in Information and Process Management, 22. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Künstliche Intelligenz (22nd German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, KI-98). Bremen, Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), University of Bremen, 1998.
  • Purvis, M.K., Cranefield, S.J.S. and Ward, R., "Distributed Software Systems: From Objects to Agents"
  • , Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering: Education and Practice (SE:E&P 98), Dunedin, IEEE Computer Society 158-165, 1998.
  • Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., "An agent-based architecture for software tool coordination"
  • ,Intelligent Agent Systems: Theoretical and Practical Issues, L. Cavedon, A. Rao, W. Wobcke (eds), Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 1209, pp. 44-58, 1997.
  • Diaz, A., Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., "Planning and Matchmaking in a Multi-Agent System for Software Integration"
  • , Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, vol. 8, ISSN 1067-0688, 1997.
  • Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., "An Agent-based Approach for Desktop Tool Integration"
  • , Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Expert systems and Neural Networks, 1996.
  • Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "Agent-based Software Engineering"
  • ,Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Workshop on Software Engineering Research, City University of Hongkong, Hongkong, 1996.
  • Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield , S., "Agent Modelling with Petri Nets", Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Lille, France, 1996.
  • Cranefield, S., and Purvis, M. K., "Agent-based Integration of General-Purpose Tools"
  • , Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Information Agents, Fourth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Baltimore, 1995.
  • Purvis, M. K., and Cranefield, S., "Causal Agent Modelling: a Unifying Paradigm for Systems and Organizations"
  • , Proceedings of the Pan-Pacific Conference XII: A Business, Economic and Technological Exchange, Dunedin and Queenstown, Pan-Pacific Business Association , pp. 394-396, 1995.
  • Cranefield, S., Gorman , P., and Purvis, M. K., "Communicating Agents: An Emerging Approach for Distributed Heterogeneous Systems", New Zealand Journal of Computing, 6:1B, pp. 337-343, 1995.

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