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Coordinating intelligent agents. (English) Zbl 1048.68730
d’Inverno, Mark (ed.) et al., Foundations and applications of multi-agent systems. UKMAS workshops 1996-2000. Selected papers. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-43962-5/pbk). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2403, 1-18 (2002).
Summary: This chapter will focus on how to get organizations – multiple software agents and perhaps humans – to coordinate thier activities when they are working on shared, loosely coupled problems, such as engineering design or information gathering. It will describe some useful representations (including tæms [Task Analysis and Environment Modeling System]) for annotating an agent’s representation of its activities, and some approaches (including GPGP [Generalized Partial Global Planning]) to designing coordination mechanisms that are adapted to some particular problem-solving environment. Examples will be drawn from various projects in distributed information gathering and distributed hospital patient scheduling.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1008.68691].
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68T01 General topics in artificial intelligence
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