Multiagent Systems: A Modern Approach to Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Front Cover
Gerhard Weiss
MIT Press, 1999 - Computers - 619 pages
3 Reviews

This is the first comprehensive introduction to multiagent systems and contemporarydistributed artificial intelligence that is suitable as a textbook. The book provides detailedcoverage of basic topics as well as several closely related ones.

Unliketraditional textbooks, the book brings together many leading experts, guaranteeing a broad anddiverse base of knowledge and expertise. It emphasizes aspects of both theory and application, andprovides many illustrations and examples. Also included are thought-provoking exercises of varyingdegrees of difficulty and a twenty-page glossary of terms found in the study of agents, multiagentsystems, and distributed artificial intelligence.

The book can be used forteaching as well as self-study, and is designed to meet the needs of both researchers andpractitioners. In view of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it will be a useful referencenot only for computer scientists and engineers, but for social scientists and management andorganization scientists as well.

Contributors: Gul A. Agha, Kathleen M. Carley,Jose Cuena, Edmund H. Durfee, Clarence Ellis, Les Gasser, Michael P. Georgeff, Michael N. Huhns,Toru Ishida, Nadeem Jamali, Sascha Ossowski, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Anand S. Rao, Tuomas W. Sandholm,Sandip Sen, Munindar P. Singh, Larry M. Stephens, Gerard Tel, Jacques Wainer, Gerhard Weiss, MichaelJ. Wooldridge, Makoto Yokoo.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Prologue
1
Groupware
10
Intelligent Agents
27
Multiagent Systems and Societies of Agents
79
Distributed Problem Solving and Planning
121
Search Algorithms for Agents
165
Distributed Rational Decision Making
201
Learning in Multiagent Systems
259
Industrial and Practical Applications of DAI
377
Groupware
425
Distributed Models for Decision Support
459
Concurrent Programming for DAI
505
Distributed Control Algorithms for AI
539
Constraint Satisfaction Problem CSP
562
Glossary
583
Subject Index
609

Computational Organization Theory
299

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 535 - R. Panwar, and D. Sturman. A linguistic framework for dynamic composition of dependability protocols.
Page 503 - The Use of Simulation Models and Human Advice to Build an Expert System for the Defense and Control of River Floods".

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

Gerhard Weiss is Professor and Chair of the Department of Knowledge Engineering at MaastrichtUniversity, the Netherlands.

Bibliographic information