Multi-Agent Systems and Applications

9th ECCAI Advanced Course, ACAI 2001 and Agent Link’s 3rd European Agent Systems Summer School, EASSS 2001 Prague, Czech Republic, July 2–13, 2001 Selected Tutorial Papers

ISBN: 978-3-540-42312-6 (Print) 978-3-540-47745-7 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Foundations of Multi-agent Systems

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      Pages 1-16

      Perspectives on Organizations in Multi-agent Systems

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      Pages 17-49

      Multi-agent Infrastructure, Agent Discovery, Middle Agents for Web Services and Interoperation

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      Pages 50-73

      Logical Foundations of Agent-Based Computing

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      Pages 74-97

      Standardizing Agent Communication

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      Pages 98-117

      Standardizing Agent Interoperability: The FIPA Approach

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      Pages 118-149

      Distributed Problem Solving and Planning

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      Pages 150-172

      Automated Negotiation and Decision Making in Multiagent Environments

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      Pages 173-186

      Agents′ Advanced Features for Negotiation and Coordination

  2. Social Behaviour, Meta-reasoning, and Learning

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      Pages 187-210

      Towards Heterogeneous Agent Teams

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      Pages 211-245

      Social Knowledge in Multi-agent Systems

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      Pages 246-270

      Machine Learning and Inductive Logic Programming for Multi-agent Systems

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      Pages 271-280

      Relational Reinforcement Learning

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      Pages 281-300

      From Statistics to Emergence: Exercises in Systems Modularity

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      Pages 301-316

      Emotions and Agents

  3. Applications

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      Pages 317-334

      Multi-agent Coordination and Control Using Stigmergy Applied to Manufacturing Control

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      Pages 335-364

      Virtual Enterprise Modeling and Support Infrastructures: Applying Multi-agent System Approaches

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      Pages 365-382

      Specialised Agent Applications

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      Pages 383-403

      Agent-Based Modelling of Ecosystems for Sustainable Resource Management

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      Pages 404-414

      Cooperating Physical Robots: A Lesson in Playing Robotic Soccer

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      Pages 415-435

      A Multi-agent Study of Interethnic Cooperation