Defence Applications of Multi-Agent Systems

International Workshop, DAMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 25, 2005, Revised and Invited Papers

  • Simon G. Thompson
  • Robert Ghanea-Hercock
Conference proceedings DAMAS 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3890)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3890)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Discussion Paper

    1. Patrick Beautement, David Allsopp, Mark Greaves, Steve Goldsmith, Shannon Spires, Simon G. Thompson et al.
      Pages 1-13
  3. Part I: Decision Support and Simulation

    1. Miniar Hemaissia, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Juliette Mattioli
      Pages 14-23
    2. Panos Louvieris, Andreas Gregoriades, Natasha Mashanovich, Gareth White, Robert O’Keefe, Jerry Levine et al.
      Pages 24-36
    3. James Wise, Gareth Smith, John Salt, Paul Huey, Graham Atkins
      Pages 37-50
    4. H. Van Dyke Parunak, Robert Bisson, Sven Brueckner, Robert Matthews, John Sauter
      Pages 51-65
  4. Part II: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    1. Prithviraj Dasgupta, Stephen O’Hara, Plamen Petrov
      Pages 80-91
  5. Part III: Systems and Security

    1. Helge Janicke, François Siewe, Kevin Jones, Antonio Cau, Hussein Zedan
      Pages 92-103
    2. Kshanti Greene, David G. Cooper, Anna L. Buczak, Michael Czajkowski, Jeffrey L. Vagle, Martin O. Hofmann
      Pages 104-120
    3. Marco Carvalho, Michal Pechoucek, Niranjan Suri
      Pages 121-134
  6. Invited Paper

  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Defence applications are subject to some of the world’s most demanding requirements for reliability, controllability, security, flexibility, and synchronization. The evolution of defence processes towards network enabled systems and rapid deployment scenarios, is creating an urgent demand for highly adaptive and autonomous information support systems. In particular there are requirements for reduced manpower in support roles, autonomous IT infrastructures, and automated logistics and planning, all of which provide significant scope for an agent-oriented solution set. The workshop addresses the use of agent systems and agent applications applied to defence scenarios in support of these requirements.

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Defence Applications of Multi-Agent Systems, DAMAS 2005, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands in July 2005 as an associated event of AAMAS 2005, the main international conference on autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. The 10 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited article are organized in topical sections on decision support and simulation, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as on systems and security.


Bayesian networks Emotion Evolution Simulation agent architectures agent programming agent systems implementation agent technology agent-oriented programming agents autonomous agents cognition decision making multi-agent system verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon G. Thompson
    • 1
  • Robert Ghanea-Hercock
    • 2
  1. 1.BTUK
  2. 2.BT LAbsAdastral Park, MLB1 PP12Martlesham, IpswichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-32832-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32835-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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