On Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems

J. E. Doran, S. Franklin, N. R. Jennings, Timothy J Norman

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Cooperation is often presented as one of the key concepts which differentiates multi-agent systems from other related disciplines such as distributed computing, object-oriented systems, and expert systems. However, it is a concept whose precise usage in agent-based systems is at best unclear and at worst highly inconsistent. Given the centrality of the issue, and the different ideological viewpoints on the subject, this was a lively panel which dealt with the following main issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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    Doran, J. E., Franklin, S., Jennings, N. R., & Norman, T. J. (1997). On Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems. Knowledge Engineering Review, 12(3), 309-314. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0269888997003111