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Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
  • Valérie CampsEmail author
  • Anthony Karageorgos
  • Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Abstract

MAS is well-known and efficient paradigm to deal with complexity and distribution. They are composed of interacting agents evolving in a common environment in order to execute a global task. Lot of works have been done on these systems and currently, because targeted applications need dynamics, openness and robustness, the systems to be done must have the ability to self-adapt. Naturally, self-organisation is introduced in these systems to enable them to get open, robust and adaptive MASs. In this chapter, we present the three main concepts of the MAS domain, agent, MAS and environment, and their properties, and indicate the links between MASs and self-organisation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
    • 1
  • Valérie Camps
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anthony Karageorgos
    • 2
  • Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
    • 3
  1. 1.IRITUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Technological Educational Institute of LarissaLarissaGreece
  3. 3.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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