Multiagent Systems: A Modern Approach to Distributed Artificial Intelligence

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MIT Press, 1999 - Computers - 619 pages
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This is the first comprehensive introduction to multiagent systems and contemporary distributed artificial intelligence that is suitable as a textbook. The book provides detailed coverage of basic topics as well as several closely related ones.

Unlike traditional textbooks, the book brings together many leading experts, guaranteeing a broad and diverse base of knowledge and expertise. It emphasizes aspects of both theory and application, and provides many illustrations and examples. Also included are thought-provoking exercises of varying degrees of difficulty and a twenty-page glossary of terms found in the study of agents, multiagent systems, and distributed artificial intelligence.

The book can be used for teaching as well as self-study, and is designed to meet the needs of both researchers and practitioners. In view of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it will be a useful reference not only for computer scientists and engineers, but for social scientists and management and organization 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, Michael J. Wooldridge, Makoto Yokoo.

 

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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

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About the author (1999)

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

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