Architectural Design of Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Techniques, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599041103
  • ISBN-13: 9781599041100
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 421 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Agent-oriented design has become on of the most active areas in the field of software engineering. Although great advances have been made in the study of the architectural design of agent systems, the complexity and multi-disciplinary approaches of this constantly growing field are currently of a premature nature compared to where they should be.Architectural Design of Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Techniques provides a compilation of advanced research results focusing on architecture and modeling issues of multi-agent systems. This study serves as a reference for further research on system models, architectural design languages, formal methods and reasoning, module interface design, and design issues. Architectural Design of Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Techniques presents high-level issues such as: modeling agent systems in cognitive sciences, knowledge management, in-depth exposure of agent theory, and state-of-the-art research on design quality of agent systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Fundamentals of Multi-Agent System Modeling.
2: Toward Agent-Oriented Conceptualization and Implementation.
3: Concurrent Programming with Multi-Agents and the Chemical Abstract Machine.
4: Coalition Formation Among Agents in Complex Problems Based on a Combinational Auction Perspective.
5: A Gentle Introduction to Fuzzy Logic and Its Applications to Intelligent Agents Design.
6: Agent-Oriented System Design.
7: Component Agent Systems: Building a Mobile Agent Architecture That You Can Reuse.
8: Designing a Foundation for Mobile Agents in Peer-to-Peer Networks.
9: Dynamic Scheduling of Multi-Agent in Agent-Based Distributed Network Management.
10: Scalable Fault Tolerant Agent Grooming Environment (SAGE).
11: Toward Agent-Based Grid Computing.
12: MAITS: A Multi-Agent-Based IT Security Approach.
13: Agent-Based Intelligent Systems.
14: A Methodology for Modeling Expert Knowledge for Development of Agent-Based Systems.
15: Three Perspectives on Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning.
16: Modeling Knowledge and Reasoning in Conversational Recommendation Agents.
17: Task Allocation in Case-Based Recommender Systems: A Swarm Intelligence Approach.
18: Applications of Multi-Agent Systems.
19: A Multi-Agent System for Optimal Supply Chain Management.
20: Macroscopic Modeling of Information Flow in an Agent-Based Electronic Health Record System.
21: Robust Intelligent Control of Mobile Robots.
22: RiskMan: A Multi-Agent System for Risk Management.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.