Decentralized A.I., 2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444890511, 9780444597380

Decentralized A.I., 2

1st Edition

Editors: Y. Demazeau J.-P. Müller
eBook ISBN: 9780444597380
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 4th December 1991
Page Count: 296
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The purpose of this proceedings is to stimulate exchange and discussion of research in the field of multi-agent systems. A multi-agent system consists of at least two agents that are engaged in some task that may require coordination, cooperation and/or competition. An autonomous agent has its own goals, capabilities and knowledge. The actions of an agent occur in the context of other agents that may have structures and strategies different from the agent's own. Multi-agent problems arise when several autonomous agents share a common environment. These problems may result from limited resources, shared or competing goals, etc. This MAAMAW workshop proceedings emphasizes multi-agent systems of all sorts from very simple to very complex agents and agent organizations.

Table of Contents

Introduction. From Reactive to Intentional Agents (Y. Demazeau, J-P. Müller). External Descriptions. Intentional Descriptions of Reactive Agents. Intentional Description of Reactive Systems (N. Seel). Situated Action as a Basis for Cooperation (S. Hickman, M. Shiels). Intentional Descriptions of Intentional Agents. Relations Linking Cooperative Agents (R. Dieng). A Negotiation Framework for Autonomous Agents (T. Kreifelts, F. von Martial). Causative Forces in Multi-Agent Planning (D.R. Traum, J.F. Allen). Intentional Descriptions of Agents. A Unified View of Information, Intention and Ability (E. Werner). Group Ability and Structure (M.P. Singh). Limits and Levels of Cooperation: Disentangling Various Types of Prosocial Interaction (R.Conte, M. Miceli, C. Castelfranchi). Reactive Descriptions of Agents. Dynamic Modeling of Agents for Coordination (T. Sueyoshi, M. Tokoro). Internal Descriptions. Reactive Agents. The Framework of ECO-Problem Solving (J. Ferber, E. Jacopin). MAGES: A Multi-Agent Testbed for Heterogeneous Agents (T. Bouron, J. Ferber, F. Samuel). Intentional Agents. RATMAN: Rational Agents Testbed for Multi-Agent Networks (H-J Bürckert, J. Müller). Modelling Autonomous Belief Revision in Dialogue (J.R. Galliers). Communication and Belief Changes in a Society of Agents: Towards a Formal Model of an Autonomous Agent (G. Gaspar). Adaptation Based on Cooperative Learning in Multi-Agent Systems (S.S. Sian). Negotiation and Goal Relaxation (G. Zlotkin, J.S. Rosenschein).


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About the Editor

Y. Demazeau

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Grenoble, France

J.-P. Müller

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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