An Application Science for Multi-Agent Systems

  • Thomas A. Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Bradley J. Clement, Anthony C. Barrett
    Pages 7-26
  3. Tom Wagner, John Phelps, Valerie Guralnik
    Pages 41-75
  4. Mark Klein, Peyman Faratin, Hiroki Sayama, Yaneer Bar-Yam
    Pages 77-93
  5. Martin Purvis, Stephen Cranefield, Mariusz Nowostawski, Maryam Purvis
    Pages 95-111
  6. Ioannis Partsakoulakis, George Vouros
    Pages 133-154
  7. Alex Babanov, Wolfgang Ketter, Maria Gini
    Pages 155-173
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book


An Application Science For Multi-Agent Systems addresses the complexity of choosing which multi-agent control technologies are appropriate for a given problem domain or a given application. Without such knowledge, when faced with a new application domain, agent developers must rely on past experience and intuition to determine whether a multi-agent system is the right approach, and if so, how to structure the agents, how to decompose the problem, and how to coordinate the activities of the agents, and so forth. This unique collection of contributions, written by leading international researchers in the agent community, provides valuable insight into the issues of deciding which technique to apply and when it is appropriate to use them. The contributions also discuss potential trade-offs or caveats involved with each decision.

An Application Science For Multi-Agent Systems is an excellent reference for anyone involved in developing multi-agent systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas A. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Honeywell LaboratoriesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7867-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-7868-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2617
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