ISBN-10:
0471006750
ISBN-13:
9780471006756
Pub. Date:
04/05/1996
Publisher:
Wiley
Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence / Edition 1

Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780471006756
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/05/1996
Series: Sixth Generation Computer Technologies Series , #9
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

About the editors

G. M. P. O'HARE is a lecturer in the Department of Computation at UMIST, Manchester, England.

N. R. JENNINGS is a reader in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, where he heads the Distributed AI Unit. He is an internationally recognized authority on the design and implementation of multi-agent systems—having developed and deployed systems in a wide range of industrial and commercial environments. He has also made significant contributions to the theory of DAI systems—devising new models of cooperation and coordination.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

FORMULATIVE READINGS.

Logical Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence (E. Werner).

Distributed Artificial Intelligence Testbeds (K. Decker).

COOPERATION, COORDINATION, AND AGENCY.

Coordination Techniques for Distributed Artificial Intelligence (N. Jennings).

Negotiation Principles (H. Müller).

Planning in Distributed Artificial Intelligence (E. Durfee).

DAI FRAMEWORKS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS.

IMAGINE: An Integrated Environment for Constructing Distributed Artificial Intelligence Systems (D. Steiner).

AGenDA—A General Testbed for Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications (K. Fischer, et al.).

Agent Factory: An Environment for the Fabrication of Multiagent Systems (G. O'Hare).

RELATED DISCIPLINES.

Philosophy and Distributed Artificial Intelligence: The Case of Joint Intention (R. Tuomela).

User Design Issues for Distributed Artificial Intelligence (L. Hall).

Appendix.

Index.

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