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, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 223–224 | Cite as

Gerhard Weiss (ed.): Multiagent Systems

MIT Press, 867 pp., ISBN 978-0-262-01889-0
  • Piotr Kaźmierczak
Book Review

The new edition of Gerhard Weiss’ book on multiagent systems is a serious textbook—at 848 pages (excluding the index) it covers all aspects of a broad and interdisciplinary field that is multiagent systems (MAS)—exactly as the editor promises in the preface. The book is comprised of 17 chapters written by various authors (31 in total). It starts with conceptual chapters on intelligent agents and agent societies, goes on to discussing different theoretical aspects of MAS such as communication (including negotiation and argumentation theory), co-ordination (social choice, cooperative game theory and trust) and cognitive abilities (learning, planning and constraint handling), and finally brings the reader to more technical areas of the field, such as engineering MAS (agent programming, specification, verification and agent-oriented software engineering), ending with fundamentals—logics and classical game theory. Each of the chapters, as mentioned before, is written by top-notch...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing, Mathematics and PhysicsBergen University CollegeBergenNorway

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