"Strategies must be developed to protect the integrity of agents. With the use of this new technology in safety-critical applications, better ways of engineering agent-based systems must be devised. In this paper, we discuss these issues and the ramifications of letting agents loose in an unpredictable world; solutions are also proposed." Published in Crossroads, the ACM student magazine.
"Agent-based communication paradigms have shown enormous potential for operating in unpredictable, metamorphic environments, such as mobile computing networks." Published in Crossroads, the ACM student magazine.
"Why emotions might be useful to have, and touch on what would be involved in developing the emotional side of an intelligent agent." Published in Crossroads, the ACM student magazine.
"The goal of this article is to introduce the reader to the basic elements of an intelligent agent, and then apply those elements to a Web search agent to provide the framework for the construction of a simple intelligent Web search agent." Published in Crossroads, the ACM student magazine.
Describes efforts toward the standardization of multi-agent system architectures.
Fundamental Paper in Intelligent Agent Research by M. Wooldridge and N.R. Jennings (PostScript)
Classic Paper describing the history and various categories of Intelligent Software Agents.
This page gives an well organized overview of agent research papers, provided by AgentLink
Intelligent Software Agents on the Internet: an inventory of currently offered functionality in the information society & a prediction of (near-)future developments.
"Intelligent Agent Systems: Theory, Design and Implementation" is a special track of FLAIRS04 conference, Miami Beach, Florida.