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Distributed Artificial Intelligence : Theory and Praxis - Nicholas M. Avouris

Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Theory and Praxis

By: Nicholas M. Avouris (Editor), Les Gasser (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 1992
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Distributed AI is the branch of AI concerned with how to coordinate behavior among a collection of semi-autonomous problem-solving agents: how they can coordinate their knowledge, goals and plans to act together, to solve joint problems, or to make individually or globally rational decisions in the face of uncertainty and multiple, conflicting perspectives. Distributed, coordinated systems of problem solvers are rapidly becoming practical partners in critical human problem-solving environments, and DAI is a rapidly developing field of both application and research, experiencing explosive growth around the world.
This book presents a collection of articles surveying several major recent developments in DAI. The book focuses on issues that arise in building practical DAI systems in real-world settings, and covers work undertaken in a number of major research and development projects in the U.S. and in Europe. It provides a synthesis of recent thinking, both theoretical and applied, on major problems of DAI in the 1990s.

Introductionp. 1
An Overview of DAIp. 9
DAI Approaches to Coordinationp. 31
Using Reactive Multi-Agent Systems in Simulation and Problem Solvingp. 53
Object-Based Concurrent Programming and DAIp. 81
A Software Engineering Perspective on Multi-Agent System Design: Experience in the Development of MADEp. 109
Prototyping Multi-Agent Systems: A Case Studyp. 129
User Interface Design for DAI Applications: An Overviewp. 141
Methodological Issues of DAI Applications Interface Design: Transparency Analysisp. 163
ARCHON: Theory and Practicep. 179
EMMA: An Architecture for Enterprise Modeling and Integrationp. 197
Teaching Distributed Artificial Intelligencep. 215
List of Authors and Affiliationsp. 229
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780792315858
ISBN-10: 0792315855
Series: Eurocourses: Computer and Information Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 30th November 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 1.16