Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 7–38

A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development

Authors

  • Nicholas R. Jennings
    • Department of Electronic EngineeringQueen Mary and Westfield College
  • Katia Sycara
    • School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michael Wooldridge
    • Department of Electronic EngineeringQueen Mary and Westfield College
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010090405266

Cite this article as:
Jennings, N.R., Sycara, K. & Wooldridge, M. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (1998) 1: 7. doi:10.1023/A:1010090405266

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of research and development activities in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. It aims to identify key concepts and applications, and to indicate how they relate to one-another. Some historical context to the field of agent-based computing is given, and contemporary research directions are presented. Finally, a range of open issues and future challenges are highlighted.

autonomous agentsmulti-agent systemshistory

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998