Multi-agent Systems: An Introduction to Distributed Artificial Intelligence

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Addison-Wesley, 1999 - Computers - 509 pages
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In this book, Jacques Ferber has brought together all the recent developments in the field of multi-agent systems - an area that has seen increasing interest and major developments over the last few years. The author draws on work carried out in various disciplines, including information technology, sociology and cognitive psychology to provide a coherent and instructive picture of the current state-of-the-art. The book introduces and defines the fundamental concepts that need to be understood, clearly describes the work that has been done, and invites readers to reflect upon the possibilities of the future.

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Contents

Interactions and Cooperation
59
Multiagent Organisations
87
Action and Behaviour
143
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About the author (1999)

About the Author: Jacques Ferber is Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Montpellier, France and head of one of the foremost research groups in Europe investigating the applications of distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems.

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