Objective Coordination in Multi-Agent System Engineering

Design and Implementation

  • Michael┬áSchumacher

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2039)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2039)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-8
  3. Positioning

  4. ECM and Its Instances

  5. Case Studies in STL++

    1. Pages 121-124
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-149

About this book


Based on a suitably defined coordination model distinguishing between objective (inter-agent) coordination and subjective (intra-agent) coordination, this book addresses the engineering of multi-agent systems and thus contributes to closing the gap between research and applications in agent technology. After reviewing the state of the art, the author introduces the general coordination model ECM and the corresponding object-oriented coordination language STL++. The practicability of ECM/STL++ is illustrated by the simulation of a particular collective robotics application and the automation of an e-commerce trading system.
Situated at the intersection of behavior-based artificial intelligence and concurrent and distributed systems, this monograph is of relevance to the agent R&D community approaching agent technology from the distributed artificial intelligence point of view as well as for the distributed systems community.


Simula artificial intelligence design distributed systems intelligence multi-agent system robot robotics simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael┬áSchumacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Berninastrasse 85Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41982-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44933-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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