About this book


This book deals with an important topic in distributed AI: the coordination of autonomous agents' activities. It provides a framework for modelling agents with planning and communicative competence. Important issues in the book are: - How to recognize and reconcile conflicting intentions among a collection of agents. - How to recognize and take advantage of favorable interactions. - How to enable individual agents to represent and reason about the actions, plans, and knowledge of other agents in order to coordinate with them. - When to call a set of plans coordinated and what operations are possible to transform uncoordinated plans into coordinated ones. - How to enable agents to communicate and interact: what communication languages or protocols to use, and what and when to communicate. The book is clearly written with many examples and background material.


Autonome Agenten Computer-Supported Collaborative Work Computerunterstützte Zusammenarbeit Planning Problem Solv agents artificial intelligence automation autonomous agents computer intelligence knowledge modeling modelling office automation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0016366
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55615-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47261-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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