| Refereed Publications
- Yoshizo Ishihara, Runhe Huang and Jianhua Ma, "A
Real Trading Model based Price Negotiation Agents,"
in IEEE CS Proceedings of the 19th International Conference
on Advanced Information Network and Applications (AINA'06),
Wienna, Austria, April 2006, pp. 597-604.
Abstract - Sim proposed
a market-driven negotiation agent model that makes adjustable
amounts of concession by reacting to different market
situations and trading constraints, and it was improved
with an enhanced market-driven strategy by taking opponent
eagerness into consideration. In both Sim's original model
and improved model, however, it was implied that a negotiation
agent has same behaviors and actions to all trading partners
referring to a same trading issue. It is not quite true
in a real world trading negotiation. Based on both models,
this paper proposes a real trading model based price negotiation
agents that take each trading partner as an individual
with different strategies and actions. Moreover, negotiation
actions between a negotiation agent and a trading partner
are kept in secret and unknown to others.
- Hiroshi Ouchiyama, Runhe Huang and Jianhua Ma, "An
Evolutionary Rulebase Based Multi-agents System,"
in the Proceedings of Workshop on Emergent Intelligence
on Networked Agents (WEIN'06) at the Fifth International
Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
(AAMAS 2006), Hakodate, Japan, May 2006.
Abstract - This paper
presents an evolutionary rulebase based multi-agents system
in which each agent's rulebase is evolving with its increasing
experience and knowledge and as well as sharing experience
and information about its environment from other agents.
The problem of low matching probability between a current
environment state and rules in the rulebase that starts
from the scratch without prior gained experience and knowledge
is addressed and a solution of combining the partial matching
with dynamic adaptive matching rate to the problem is
proposed. The efficiency of sharing experience and information
about the environment among all agents is emphasized and
both local sharing and global sharing strategies are described.
- Hiroyuki Morohoshi, Runhe Huang and Jianhua Ma, "A
User-Friendly Platform for Developing and Accessing Grid
Services," Special Issue on Web and Distributed Information
Systems, Journal of Information Systems Frontiers, Springer
Netherlands, ISSN 1387-3326, Volume 8, Number 4, September,
2006, pp. 255-269.
Abstract - This article
presents an enhanced platform that provides a friendly
environment of developing grid services and accessing
grid services over Globus Toolkit 3 (GT3). This platform
includes a class of functions for processing parameters
input from a developer via GUI, a class of functions for
generating files required for defining a grid service
specified, and a class of functions for creating client
program and facilitating accesses of the deployed services.
As a result, the development and access of grid services
requires less special expert knowledge of a developer
at the server side and users at the client side, the efficiency
of developing and accessing grid services can be improved.
This paper describes our design ideas, necessary functions,
and implementations. The comparisons with other related
toolkits are given and the extended version of the platform
on top of the web service environment rather than GT3.
- Jianhua Ma, Qiangfu Zhao, Vipin Chaudhary, Jingde Cheng,
Laurence T. Yang, Runhe Huang, and Qun Jin, "Ubisafe
Computing: Vision and Challenges (I)," in the Lecture
Note in Computers Science on Autonomic and Trusted Computing
(ATC-06), Vol. LNCS 4158, Springer, 2006, pp. 386-397.
Abstract - In recent
years, a variety of new computing paradigms have been
proposed for various purposes. It is true that many of
them intend to and really can gratify some of the people
sometime, somewhere; a few of them can even gratify some
of the people anytime, anywhere. However, at present,
none of the computing paradigms intend to gratify all
the people anytime, anywhere. With the rapid advance of
information technology and the spread of information services,
the IT disparity in age, social standing, and race of
the people has been expanding and has become a critical
social problem of the 21st century. Thus, we have a fundamental
question: Can we construct, in a unified methodology,
a computing environment that can gratify all the people
in all situations, all places and all the time? We propose
a novel and inclusive computing paradigm, named ubisafe
computing, for studying and providing possible
solutions to the above problem. The ultimate goal of ubisafe
computing is to build a computing environment in which
all people and organizations can benefit from ubiquitous
services anytime anywhere with assured and desired satisfaction
without worrying or thinking about safety. That is, the
ubisafe computing vision emphasizes two basic aspects:
ubiquitous safety and ubiquitous satisfaction to all people
in all situations. This paper presents the motivations
for the ubisafe computing vision but focuses on one basic
aspect of ubiquitous safety that covers reliability, security,
privacy, persistency, trust, risk, out of control, and
other watchfulness while considering novel, essential
ubicomp or percomp features of unobtrusive computers,
diverse users/people and life-like systems.