Selected Publications

 

Note: the papers linked from here are not the final published versions, they are unofficial drafts or technical reports provided only for research and education purpose. The publishers own the copy right of all published paper.

Journal Publications

  1. Xiaoqin Zhang, Haiping Xu and Bhavesh Shrestha. An Integrated Role-Based Approach for Modeling, Designing and Implementing Multi-Agent Systems. Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (JCBS): Special Issue on Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems. Vol. 13(1):  45-60, July 2007.

  2. Haiping Xu, Xiaoqin Zhang and Rinkesh J. Patel. Developing Role-Based Open Multi-Agent Software Systems. International Journal of Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice. Vol. 2(1): 39-56, June 2007.

  3. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom Wagner. Integrative Negotiation Among Agents Situated in Organizations. IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics: Part C, Vol. 36(1): 19-30, January, 2006.

  4. Qinhe Zheng, Xiaoqin Zhang . Automatic Formation and analysis of Multi-agent Virtual organization. Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (JCBS) Special Issue on Agents Organizations, Vol. 11(1): 74-89,  July, 2005.

  5. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Sherief Abdallah.  Efficient Management of Multi-Linked Negotiation Based on a Formalized Model Journal of Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, Vol. 10 (2): 165–205. (March, 2005).

  6.  Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser, Rodion Podorozhny. Multi-Dimensional, MultiStep Negotiation for Task Allocation in a Cooperative System. Journal of Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, Vol. 10 (1): 5–40. (January, 2005).

  7.   Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom Wagner.  A Layered Approach to Complex Negotiations.  (WIAS) Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal. Vol 2. No. 2. 2004.

  8. Lesser, V.; Decker, K.; Wagner, T.; Carver, N.; Garvey, A.; Horling, B.; Neiman, D.; Podorozhny, R.; NagendraPrasad, M.; Raja, A.; Vincent, R.; Xuan, P.; Zhang, X.Q. Evolution of the GPGP/TAEMS Domain-Independent Coordination Framework.  Journal of Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, Volume 9:1&2,pp. 87-143, 2004. 

  9. Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ. Zhang. BIG: An Agent for Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Making. Artificial Intelligence Journal, Special Issue on Internet Information Agents, Volume 118, Number 1-2, pp. 197-244, May 2000, Elsevier Science. Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1998-52.

  10.  Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Xiaoqin Zhang.  Resource-Bounded Searches in an Information Marketplace. IEEE Internet Computing: Agents on the Net, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 49-57, March 2000, IEEE Computer Society Publications.

 

Highly refereed conference publications

 

  1.  Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser. Meta-Level Coordination for Solving Negotiation Chains in Semi-Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems. In proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 07), pages 50-57, May 14-18, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii. Acceptance rate 22%.

  2. Rodion Podorozhny, Sarfraz Khurshid, Dewayne Perry, and Xiaoqin Zhang. Verification of Multi-agent Negotiations using the Alloy Analyzer. In proceedings of the Integrated Formal Methods Conference, pages 501 – 517.  July 2-5, 2007. (IFM 2007).  Oxford, UK.

  3. Xiaoqin Zhang, Haiping Xu, Towards Automated Development of Multi-Agent Systems Using RADE. In Proceedings of the the 2006 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI-06), pages 44-50.  June 26-29, 2006. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  4. Haiping Xu, Xiaqin Zhang, A Methodology for Role-Based Modeling of Open Multi-Agent Software Systems. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICSIS 2005), pages 246-253. May 24-28, 2005. Miami, USA.

  5. Shen, Jiaying; Zhang, Xiaoqin; and Lesser, Victor. Degree of Local Cooperation and its Implication on Global Utility. In Proceedings of Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2004). Volume 2, IEEE Computer Society, pages, 546-553. July 2004. Acceptance rate 23%.

  6. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom Wagner. A Two-Level Negotiation Framework for Complex Negotiations. In Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003). pages 311-317. 2003, Halifax, Canada. Acceptance rate 23%.

  7. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom WagnerIntegrative Negotiation In Complex Organizational Agent Systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003). pp. 140-146. 2003. Halifax, Canada. Acceptance rate 23%.

  8.  Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser. Multi-Linked Negotiation in Multi-Agent System. In Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2002). Pages 1207-1214. July 15-19, 2002, Bologna, Italy. Acceptance rate 26%.

  9.  Xiaoqin Zhang, Rodion Podorozhny, Victor Lesser. Cooperative, MultiStep Negotiation Over a Multi-Dimensional Utility Function Multi-Agent Systems Negotiation. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference, Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2000), pages 136-142. ASTED/ACTA Press, Banff, Canada, July 2000.

  10.  Justus H. Piater, Paul R. Cohen, Xiaoqin Zhang, Michael Atighetchi. A Randomized ANOVA Procedure for Comparing Performance Curves.  In Shavlik, J., ed., Machine Learning: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference (1999), pages 430-438. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, CA.

  11.  Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner and Shelley XQ. Zhang.   BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering Agent.  In Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98).  Pages 539 - 546. Acceptance rate 31%.

  12. Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ.Zhang.   A Next Generation Information Gathering Agent.  In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Analysis, and Synthesis; in conjunction with the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI'98), Orlando, FL, July 1998. Acceptance rate 67%.

Refereed symposia / workshop publications / posters / short papers


  1. Xiaoqin Zhang, Haiping Xu, Bhavesh Shrestha. Developing MAS with Automatic Agent Generation and Dynamic Task Allocation Mechanisms. In proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 07), pages 1246–1248. May 14-18, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii. Acceptance rate 47%.

  2. Xiaoqin Zhang, Qinhe Zheng. The Study of Virtual Organizations Using Multi-agent System. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2005), pages1147-1148. July, 2005. Acceptance rate 47%.

  3. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom Wagner. A multi-leveled negotiation framework. In Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2003), research abstract. Page 1172 - 1173. 2003. Melbourne, Australia. Acceptance rate 50%. 

  4. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom Wagner. Efficient ordering and parameterization of multi-linked negotiation. In Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2003),  page 1170 - 1171. 2003. Melbourne, Australia. Acceptance rate 50%. 

  5. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser and Tom Wagner. Integrative Negotiation In Complex Organizational Agent Systems. In the Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2002), pages 503-504. July 15-19, 2002, Bologna, Italy. Acceptance rate 50%. 

  6. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser, Tom Wagner. A Proposed Approach to Sophisticated Negotiation. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall 2001 Symposium on Negotiation Methods for Autonomous Cooperative Systems, pages 1-10. AAAI Press.

  7. Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser, Rodion Podorozhny. New Results on Cooperative, Multi-Step Negotiation Over a Multi-Dimensional Utility Function. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall 2001 Symposium on Negotiation Methods for Autonomous Cooperative Systems, pages 96-105. AAAI Press.

  8. Xiaoqin Zhang, Anita Raja, Barbara Lerner, Victor Lesser, Leon Osterweil and Thomas Wagner. Integrating High-Level and Detailed Agent Coordination into a Layered Architecture. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1887): Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, Wagner/Rana editors, Springer-Verlag, pages 72-79.  Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1999-029.

  9. Victor Lesser, Michael Atighetchi, Brett Benyo, Bryan Horling, Anita Raja, Regis Vincent, Thomas Wagner, Xuan Ping, Shelley XQ Zhang. The Intelligent Home Testbed. In Proceedings of the Autonomy Control Software Workshop (Autonomous Agent Workshop), Seattle, 1999. Acceptance rate 27%. 

  10. Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ.Zhang. Recent Extensions to BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering Agent.  In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Intelligent Information Systems, Orlando, Florida 1999,UMASS Technical Report 1999-13, March, 1999.

  11. Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ. Zhang. A Resource-Bounded Interpretation-Centric Approach to Information Gathering. In Proceedings of the AAAI-98 Workshop on Information Integration, 1998.

 
   Accepted Papers
  1.  Anita Raja, Michael Barley and Shelley Xiaoqin Zhang. Towards Safe Coordination in Multiagent Systems.  To appear in LNAI Hot Topics   Safety and Security in Multiagent systems: The Early Years. 2007.