Selected Publications

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Refereed Journal Papers

  1. X. Fan and J. Yen. Modeling Cognitive Loads for Evolving Shared Mental Models in Human–Agent Collaboration. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 41(2):354—367, 2011.
  2. X. Fan, M. McNeese, and J. Yen. NDM-Based Cognitive Agents for Supporting Decision Making Teams. Human-Computer Interaction, 25(3): 195 — 234, 2010.
  3. X. Fan, M. McNeese, B. Sun, T. Hanratty, L. Allender, and J. Yen. Human–Agent Collaboration for Time-Stressed Multicontext Decision Making. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, 40(2):306—320, 2010.
  4. X. Fan, P. Chen, and J. Yen. Learning HMM-based cognitive load models for supporting human-agent teamwork, Cognitive Systems Research, 11(1): 108-119, 2010.
  5. X. Fan and J. Yen. Multi-party communication and information-need anticipation by experience, Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, 5(4): 357-373, 2007.
  6. K. Kamali, X. Fan, and J. Yen. Towards a Theory for Multiparty Proactive Communication in Agent Teams. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 16(2): 271-298, 2007.
  7. J. Yen, X. Fan, S. Sun, T. Hanratty, and J. Dumer. Agents with shared mental models for enhancing team decision makings. Journal of Decision Support System, 41(3):634-653, 2006.
  8. X. Fan, J. Yen, M. Miller, T. Ioerger, and R. A. Volz. MALLET—A Multi-agent Logic Language for Encoding Teamwork. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 18(1):123--138, 2006.
  9. X. Fan, R. Wang, S. Sun, J. Yen, and R. A. Volz. Context-Centric Needs Anticipation Using Information Needs Graphs. Journal of Applied Intelligence 24(1):75—89, 2006.
  10. X. Fan, J. Yen, and R. A. Volz. A Theoretical Framework on Proactive Information Exchange in Agent Teamwork. Artificial Intelligence Journal 169(1):23--97, 2005.
  11. X. Fan, and J. Yen. Modeling and Simulating Human Teamwork Behaviors Using Intelligent Agents. Journal of Physics of Life Reviews, 1(3):173—201, 2004.
  12. J. Yen, X. Fan, and R. A. Volz. Information Needs in Agent Teamwork. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal, 2(4): 231--247, 2004.
  13. X. Fan and J. Yen. A Logical Splitting Strategy for the Belief Structure of Agents. Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, 13(2): 199-221, 2003.
  14. D. Xu, G. Zheng, and X. Fan. A logic based language for networked agents. Information and Software Technology, 40: 435-442, 1998.
  15. X. Fan, D. Xu, and G. Zheng. Reasoning about Concurrent Actions in Multi-Agent Systems. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 14(4): 422-428, 1999.

 

Refereed Conference Papers
 

  1. X. Fan and M. Su. Using Geometric Diffusions for Recognition-Primed Multi-Agent Decision Making. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’10), pp. 275--282, Toronto, Canada, May, 10–14, 2010.
  2. X. Fan and M. Su. The Impacts of Diffusion Kernels on Recognition-Primed Multi-Agent Decision Making. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, pp. 117--124, Toronto, Canada, August, 2010.
  3. M. Su, X. Fan and W. Ge. Applying Diffusion Distance for Multi-Scale Analysis of An Experience Space. In Proceedings of the 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium on Manifold Learning and Its Applications, Arlington, Virginia, November, 2010.
  4. B. Li, X. Fan, Y. Zhou, and Z. Su. Evaluating the Reliability of Web Services Based on BPEL Structure Analysis and Run-Time Information Capture. In Proc. of the IEEE 2010 Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC2010), pp. 206—215. Sydney, Australia, 2010.
  5. X. Fan. On Time-Stressed Team Collaboration. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’09), pp. 1353-1354, Budapest, Hungary, May 2009.
  6. T. Hanratty, X. Fan and R. Hammell. Leveraging Visualization to Improve Sensemaking within a Computational RPD model: a military perspective, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, pp 217 - 224, 23-26 June 2009, London, U.K.
  7. X. Fan. A Recognition-Primed Architecture for Human-Centric Multi-Agent Systems. In Proceedings of the Twenty-First International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE’09), pp. 200-205, Boston, 2009.
  8. X. Fan and J. Yen. “Team-RPD: A Collaborative Model of the Recognition-Primed Decision Process,” Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, pp. 136-139, Sydney, Australia, December 9-12, 2008.
  9. X. Fan, S. Oh, M. McNeese, J. Yen, H. Cuevas, L. Strater and M. Endsley. The Influence of Agent Reliability on Trust in Human-Agent Collaboration,” Proceedings of the 2008 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, (8 pages), Madeira, Portugal, September 16-19, 2008.
  10. T. Hanratty, R. J. Hammell, J. Yen and X. Fan. “Utilizing concept maps to improve human-agent collaboration within a recognition-primed decision model,” Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'07), pp. 116-120, Silicon Valley, CA, 2007.
  11. X. Fan, P. Chen, and J. Yen. Learning Cognitive Load Models for Developing Team Shared Mental Models. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), pp. 145–150, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 26-29, 2007.
  12. X. Fan and J. Yen. R-CAST: Integrating Team Intelligence for Human-Centered Teamwork. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI’07), pp. 1535-1541, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
  13. X. Fan and J. Yen. Realistic Cognitive Load Modeling for Enhancing Shared Mental Models in Human-Agent Collaboration. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’07), pp. 383-390, Hawaii, May 2007.
  14. X. Fan, B. Sun, S. Sun, M. McNeese, J. Yen, R. Jones, T. Hanratty, and L. Allender. RPD-Enabled Agents Teaming with Humans for Multi-Context Decision Making. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’06), pages 34--41, May 8-12, Japan, 2006.
  15. K. Kamali, X. Fan, and J. Yen. Multiparty Proactive Communication: A Perspective for Evolving Shared Mental Models. In Proceedings of the Twenty First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06), July 16–20, 2006, Boston, MA.
  16. X. Fan, S. Sun, M. McNeese, and J. Yen. Extending the Recognition-Primed Decision Model to Support Human-Agent Collaboration. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’05), pages 945—952, July 25-29, Netherlands, 2005.
  17. X. Fan and J. Yen. The Semantics of Potential Intentions. In Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), pages 71—76. Menlo Park, Calif.: AAAI Press.
  18. X. Fan and J. Yen. Conversation Pattern-based Anticipation of Teammates’ Information Needs Via Overhearing. In Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC Intelligent Agent Technology conference (IAT-05), pages 316—322. France, Sept. 19-22, 2005.
  19. X. Fan, S. Sun, B. Sun, G. Airy, M. McNeese, and J. Yen. Collaborative RPD-Enabled Agents Assisting the Three-Block Challenge in C2CUT. In Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS), pages 113—123. May 16-19, Universal City, CA, 2005.
  20. X. Fan, R. Wang, B. Sun, S. Sun, and J. Yen. Multi-Agent Information Dependence. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, pages 41—46, Waltham, Massachusetts,  April 18-21, 2005.
  21. X. Fan, S. Sun, and J. Yen. On Shared Situation Awareness for Supporting Human Decision-making Teams. In 2005 AAAI Spring Symposium on AI Technologies for Homeland Security, pages 17—24, Stanford University, March 21-23, 2005.
  22. X. Fan, J. Yen, K. Umapathy, and S Purao. An agent-based approach for interleaved Composition and execution of Web Services, 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2004), pages 582—595, November, 2004.
  23. X. Fan, J. Yen, R. Wang, S. Sun, and R. A. Volz. Context-Centric Proactive Information Delivery. In Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE/WIC Intelligent Agent Technology conference, pages 31—37, Beijing, China,  October, 2004.
  24. X. Fan, J. Yen, K. Umapathy, and S. Purao. Team-based Agents for Proactive Failure Handling in Dynamic Composition of Web Services, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, pages 782-785, July, 2004.
  25. J. Yen, X. Fan, S. Sun, M. McNeese, and D. Hall. Supporting Anti-terrorist Analyst Teams Using Agents with Shared RPD Process, IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Homeland Security and Personal Safety, pages 53-60, July, 2004.
  26. R.-J. Back, X. Fan, and V. Preoteasa. Reasoning about Pointers in Refinement Calculus. IEEE 10th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, pages 425-434, 2003.
  27. J. Yen, X. Fan, and R. A. Volz. On Need-driven Proactive Information Exchanges in Agent Teams. In Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/WIC Intelligent Agent Technology Conference, pp. 350-356, Halifax, Canada,  October, 2003.
  28. J. Yen, X. Fan, S. Sun, M. Miller, R. A. Volz, R. Wang, C. Chen, and K. Kamali. Formal Semantics and Communication Strategies for Proactive Information Delivery among Team-based Agents. In Proceedings of the second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’03), pages 1166-1167, July 14-18, 2003.
  29. J. Yen, and X. Fan. The Semantics of Proactive Communication Acts among Team-based Agents. In Proc. of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, pages 447-454, Nov. 2002.
  30. X. Fan. On Splitting BDI Agents. In Proc. of the First International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS'02), pages 657-658, July, 2002.
  31. X. Fan. Towards a Building Methodology for Software Agents. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Object-Oriented Information Systems, pages 45-53, 2002.
  32. X. Fan and D. Xu. SAFIN: An Open Framework for Mobile Agents. In Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence'2000 (ICAI’00), Las Vegas, June, 2000.
  33. X. Fan, et al. Reasoning about Inheritance and Cloning Behaviors of Software Agents. In Proceedings of Technology of Object-oriented Languages and Systems (TOOLS 31). Eds: J. Chen, J. Lu, and B. Meyer. Pages 77-82, Nanjing, China, 22-25 September 1999.

 

 

Refereed Book Chapters

  1. J. Yen, M. McNeese, T. Mullen, D. Hall, X. Fan, and P. Liu. RPD-based Hypothesis Reasoning for Cyber Situation Awareness. Cyber Situational Awareness (S. Jajodia, P. Liu, V. Swarup, and C. Wang, Eds.), Series: Advances in Information Security , Vol. 46, pages 39-49, 2009.
  2. J. Yen, L. Strater, M. McNeese, X. Fan, H. Cuevas, S. Oh, A. Kim, D. Minotra, and T. Hanratty. Cognitively-inspired Agents as Teammates and Decision Aids. Advanced Decision Architectures for the Warfighter: Foundations and Technology(Patricia McDermott and Laurel Allender, Eds.), pages 219-236, 2009.
  3. X. Fan. Multiagent Systems. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, (Benjamin Wah, ed.), Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470050118.ecse506, 2008.
  4. S. Sun, X. Fan, and J. Yen. Sharing Intelligence Using Information Supply Chains. Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter Terrorism, (Bob Popp and John Yen, Eds.), IEEE Press-Wiley, pages 231-253, 2006.
  5. X. Fan, J. Yen, M. Miller, and R.A. Volz. The semantics of MALLET—an agent Teamwork Encoding Language, Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies II (revised Selected papers from DALT 2004), LNAI 3476 (Joao Leite, Andrea Omicini, Paolo Torroni, and Pinar Yolum, Eds.), pages 69—91, 2005.
  6. J. Yen, X. Fan, and R. A. Volz. Proactive Communications in Agent Teamwork. Advances in Agent Communication, (F. Dignum, Ed., LNAI-2922), Springer, pages 271-290, 2004.
  7. X. Fan and J. Yen. A Framework for Splitting BDI Agents. In: Proc. of Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR 2002), LNAI 2514, pages 160-174, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 14-18, 2002.

 

Workshop Papers

  1. X. Fan, J. Yen, M. Miller, and R. A. Volz. The semantics of MALLET—an agent Teamwork Encoding Language, AAMAS’04 workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies, pages 1-16, July, 2004.
  2. J. Yen, X. Fan, S. Sun, R. Wang, C. Chen, K. Kamali, and R. A. Volz. Implementing Shared Mental Models for Collaborative Teamwork. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Collaboration Agents: Autonomous Agents for Collaborative Environments at 2003 IEEE/WIC Intelligent Agent Technology Conference, pp. 115-126, Halifax, Canada, October, 2003.
  3. J. Yen, X. Fan, and R. A. Volz. Proactive Information Exchanges Based on the Awareness of Teammates’ Information Needs. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Agent Communication Languages and Conversation Policies at AAMAS’03, July 14, 2003.
  4. J. Yen, X. Fan, and R. A. Volz. On proactive Delivery of Needed information to Teammates. In Proc. of the Workshop on Teamwork and Coalition Formation at AAMAS'02,   July, 2002, pp.53-61.
  5. X. Fan, B. Li, and R. Back. Building Software Agents by Stepwise feature introduction. In Proc. Of the Joint Workshop on Agent Technology and Software Engineering/Agent Infrastructure, Tools and Applications, Net.Object Days, Oct. 2002.

 



Technical Reports and Informal Publications
 

  1. J. Yen, T. Ioerger, M. Miller, S. Sun, K. Kamali, S. Zhu, X. Fan, and R. Volz. The CAST Manual. Technical Report Series in Information Sciences and Technology, No. 0015. The Pennsylvania State University, May, 2004.
  2. R. Back, X. Fan, and V. Preoteasa. Reasoning about Pointers in Refinement Calculus. TUCS technical report, No 543, 2003.
  3. B. Li, X. Fan. Jato: Slicing Java program hierarchically. TUCS technical report No 416, 2001
  4. X. Fan. On Splitting and Cloning Agents. TUCS technical report No 407, 2001.
  5. X. Fan. A Research about Software Agent Theories and Agent-Oriented Methodology. Ph.D. Thesis, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, May 1999.