By Nick Jennings (auth.), Riichiro Mizoguchi, John Slaney (eds.)
PRICAI 2000, held in Melbourne, Australia, is the 6th Pacific Rim Interna tional convention on man made Intelligence and is the successor to the 5 previous PRICAIs held in Nagoya (Japan), Seoul (Korea), Beijing (China), Cairns (Aus tralia) and Singapore within the years 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998 respectively. PRICAI is the best convention within the Pacific Rim sector for the presenta tion of study in man made Intelligence, together with its functions to difficulties of social and financial value. The targets of PRICAI are: to supply a discussion board for the advent and dialogue of recent learn effects, ideas and applied sciences; to supply practicing engineers with publicity to and an overview of evolving learn, instruments and practices; to supply the learn group with publicity to the issues of useful purposes of AI; and To inspire the trade of AI applied sciences and adventure in the Pacific Rim nations. PRICAI 2000 is a memorial occasion within the feel that it's the final one within the 20"" century. It displays what researchers during this area think to be promising for his or her destiny AI examine actions. in truth, a few salient good points will be noticeable within the papers accredited. we now have 12 papers on brokers, whereas PRICAI ninety six and ninety eight had not more than or 3. this means to us one of many instructions within which AI study goes within the subsequent century. it truly is actual that agent examine offers us with quite a lot of study matters from easy ones to applications.