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Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Programming Multi-Agent Systems

7th International Workshop, ProMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May10-15, 2009.Revised Selected Papers

Editors: Braubach, Lars, Briot, Jean-Pierre, Thangarajah, John (Eds.)

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The earliest work on agents may be traced at least to the ?rst conceptualization of the actor model by Carl Hewitt. In a paper in an AI conference in the early 1970s, Hewitt described actors as entities with knowledge and goals. Research on actors continued to focus on AI with the development of the Sprites model in which a monotonically growing knowledge base could be accessed by actors (inspired by what Hewitt called “the Scienti?c Computing Metaphor”). In the late1970sandwellinto 1980s,controversyragedinAIbetweenthosearguingfor declarative languages and those arguing for procedural ones. Actor researchers stood on the side of a procedural view of knowledge, arguing for an open s- tems perspective rather than the closed world hypothesis necessary for a logical, declarativeview. In the open systemsview,agentshad armslength relationships and could not be expected to store consistent facts, nor could the information in a system be considered complete (the “negation as failure” model). Subsequent work on actors, including my own, focused on using actors for general purpose concurrent and distributed programming. In the late 1980s, a number of actor languages and frameworks were built. These included Act++ (in C++) by Dennis Kafura and Actalk (in Smalltalk) by Jean-Pierre Briot. In recent times, the use of the Actor model, in various guises, has proliferated as new parallel and distributed computing platforms and applications have become common:clusters,Webservices,P2Pnetworks,clientprogrammingonmulticore processors, and cloud computing.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Programming Multiagent Systems without Programming Agents

    Pages 1-14

    Singh, Munindar P. (et al.)

  • Elements of a Business-Level Architecture for Multiagent Systems

    Pages 15-30

    Chopra, Amit K. (et al.)

  • A Computational Semantics for Communicating Rational Agents Based on Mental Models

    Pages 31-48

    Hindriks, Koen V. (et al.)

  • Multi-Agent Systems: Modeling and Verification Using Hybrid Automata

    Pages 49-66

    Mohammed, Ammar (et al.)

  • Probabilistic Behavioural State Machines

    Pages 67-81

    Novák, Peter

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Programming Multi-Agent Systems
Book Subtitle
7th International Workshop, ProMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May10-15, 2009.Revised Selected Papers
Editors
  • Lars Braubach
  • Jean-Pierre Briot
  • John Thangarajah
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
5919
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14843-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14843-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-14842-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 285
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
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