Constraint-Based Agents

An Architecture for Constraint-Based Modeling and Local-Search-Based Reasoning for Planning and Scheduling in Open and Dynamic Worlds

  • Alexander Nareyek

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2062)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2062)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 1-24
  3. Pages 69-96
  4. Pages 97-125
  5. Pages 127-129
  6. Pages 131-134
  7. Pages 135-138
  8. Pages 141-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About this book


Autonomous agents have become a vibrant research and development topic in recent years attracting activity and attention from various areas. The basic agent concept incorporates proactive autonomous units with goal-directed-behaviour and communication capabilities. The book focuses on autonomous agents that can act in a goal directed manner under real time constraints and incomplete knowledge, being situated in a dynamic environment where resources may be restricted. To satisfy such complex requirements, the author improves, combines, and applies results from areas like planning, constraint programming, and local search. The formal framework developed is evaluated by application to the field of computer games, which fit the problem context very well since most of them are played in real time and provide a highly interactive environment where environmental situations are changing rapidly.


AI planning Autonomous agents agents autonomous agent communication constraint-based agents constraints contraint satisfaction distributed artificial intelligence intelligent agents knowledge local search modeling open systems scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Nareyek
    • 1
  1. 1.GMD FIRSTBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42258-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45746-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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