Innovations in Multi-Agent Systems and Applications - 1

  • Dipti Srinivasan
  • Lakhmi C. Jain

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 310)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. P. G. Balaji, D. Srinivasan
    Pages 1-27
  3. D. Srinivasan, M. C. Choy
    Pages 29-42
  4. Howard Li, Fakhri Karray, Otman Basir
    Pages 43-67
  5. Koichiro Morihiro, Haruhiko Nishimura, Teijiro Isokawa, Nobuyuki Matsui
    Pages 149-182
  6. Lucian Buşoniu, Robert Babuška, Bart De Schutter
    Pages 183-221
  7. Pavel Tichý, Raymond J. Staron
    Pages 223-246
  8. Vedran Podobnik, Vedran Galetic, Krunoslav Trzec, Gordan Jezic
    Pages 277-298
  9. Back Matter

About this book


This book provides an overview of multi-agent systems and several applications that have been developed for real-world problems. Multi-agent systems is an area of distributed artificial intelligence that emphasizes the joint behaviors of agents with some degree of autonomy and the complexities arising from their interactions. Multi-agent systems allow the subproblems of a constraint satisfaction problem to be subcontracted to different problem solving agents with their own interest and goals. This increases the speed, creates parallelism and reduces the risk of system collapse on a single point of failure. Different multi-agent architectures, that are tailor-made for a specific application are possible. They are able to synergistically combine the various computational intelligent techniques for attaining a superior performance. This gives an opportunity for bringing the advantages of various techniques into a single framework. It also provides the freedom to model the behavior of the system to be as competitive or coordinating, each having its own advantages and disadvantages.


agents architecture artificial intelligence behavior computational intelligence constraint satisfaction problem control electricity intelligence learning model multi-agent system problem solving reinforcement learning simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dipti Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaSouth AustraliaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14434-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14435-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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