Software Tools for Developing Agents
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Jeremy Baxter and Brian Logan, Cochairs
The study of various kinds of complete more or less autonomous intelligent agents of various kinds is an important subfield of AI and many software tools have been developed to support them. This workshop will discuss existing and future tools, especially integrated toolkits, with a view to providing a conceptual framework for analyzing requirements, assessing strengths and weaknesses of existing tools, and providing guidelines and suggestions for future developments. Although discussion of specific toolkits is welcome, the main focus was on general issues affecting the design of toolkits and their performance rather than on specific applications or their embodiment of a particular agent theory. Papers that analyze the use of the same tools in several domains or the use of different tools in the same domain were particularly welcome. The workshop attempted to foster a new, more global, view of future requirements that could lead to novel approaches to future toolkits.