Programming Multi-Agent Systems

Third International Workshop, ProMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 26, 2005, Revised and Invited Papers

  • Rafael H. Bordini
  • Mehdi M. Dastani
  • Jürgen Dix
  • Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
Conference proceedings ProMAS 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3862)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3862)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Fisher
      Pages 3-22
    3. Michael Luck, Peter McBurney, Jorge Gonzalez-Palacios
      Pages 23-37
  3. Multi-agent Techniques and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Caroline Chopinaud, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Patrick Taillibert
      Pages 41-56
    3. Matteo Baldoni, Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre
      Pages 57-75
    4. Pradeep Varakantham, Rajiv Maheswaran, Milind Tambe
      Pages 76-89
    5. Juan M. Serrano, Sascha Ossowski, Sergio Saugar
      Pages 101-119
  4. Multi-agent Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Lars Braubach, Alexander Pokahr, Winfried Lamersdorf
      Pages 139-155
    3. Christopher Cheong, Michael Winikoff
      Pages 168-183
  5. Multi-agent Platforms and Organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
      Pages 206-221
    3. Fernando Koch, John-Jules C. Meyer, Frank Dignum, Iyad Rahwan
      Pages 222-235
    4. Jorge J. Gómez-Sanz, Juan Pavón
      Pages 236-251
    5. Mengqiu Wang, Mariusz Nowostawski, Martin Purvis
      Pages 252-266
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems (MAS) has grown into a promising technology offering sensible alternatives for the design of distributed, intelligent systems. Several efforts have been made by researchers and practitioners, both in academia and industry, and by several standardisation consortia in order to provide new languages, tools, methods, and frameworks so as to establish the necessary standards for a wide use of MAS technology. The papers of this volume focus on the development of programming languages and tools that can effectively support MAS programming and the implementation of key notions in MAS in a unified framework to bridge the gap from analysis and design to effective implementation that way.

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the Third International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agent Systems, ProMAS 2005, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands in July 2005 as an associated event of AAMAS 2005, the main international conference on autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. The 14 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited articles are organized in topical sections on multi-agent techniques and issues, multi-agent programming, and multi-agent platforms and organisation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael H. Bordini
    • 1
  • Mehdi M. Dastani
    • 2
  • Jürgen Dix
    • 3
  • Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Clausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  4. 4.Laboratoire Informatique de Paris 6ParisFrance

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