The book series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA) covers all aspects of theoretical and applied Artificial Intelligence research in the form of monographs, doctoral dissertations, textbooks, handbooks and proceedings volumes. The FAIA series contains several sub-series, including 'Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases' and 'Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems'. It also includes the biennial ECAI, the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, proceedings volumes, and other EurAI - the European Association for Artificial Intelligence- sponsored publications. An editorial panel of internationally well-known scholars is appointed to provide a high quality selection. Books are available in both print and online formats. FAIA is published by IOS Press, an international Scientific Technical and Medical publisher headquartered in the Netherlands.

Series Editors
J. Breuker, N. Guarino, J.N. Kok, R. López de Mántaras, J. Liu, R. Mizoguchi, M. Musen, S.K. Pal, N. Zhong

ISSN 0922-6389 (print)
ISSN 1879-8314 (online)