Multi-Agent Systems and Applications

9th ECCAI Advanced Course, ACAI 2001 and Agent Link’s 3rd European Agent Systems Summer School, EASSS 2001 Prague, Czech Republic, July 2–13, 2001 Selected Tutorial Papers

  • Michael Luck
  • Vladimír Mařík
  • Olga Štěpánková
  • Robert Trappl
Textbook ACAI 2001

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2086)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2086)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Foundations of Multi-agent Systems

  3. Social Behaviour, Meta-reasoning, and Learning

    1. Milind Tambe, David V. Pynadath
      Pages 187-210
    2. Vladimír Marík, Michal Pechoucek, Olga Štepánková
      Pages 211-245
    3. Dimitar Kazakov, Daniel Kudenko⋆
      Pages 246-270
    4. Kurt Driessens
      Pages 271-280
    5. Paolo Petta, Robert Trappl
      Pages 301-316
  4. Applications

    1. Paul Valckenaers, Hendrik Van Brussel, Martin Kollingbaum, Olaf Bochmann
      Pages 317-334
    2. Klaus Fischer, Petra Funk, Christian Ruß
      Pages 365-382
    3. Vladimir Kvasnicka, Jiri Pospíchal
      Pages 415-435
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 437-437

About this book


The Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence ACAI 2001 with the subtitle M ulti- Agent Systems and Their Applications , held in Prague, Czech Republic, was a joint event of ECCAI (the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence) and AgentLink, the European Network of Excellence for Agent-Based Computing. Whereas ECCAI organizes two-week ACAI courses on different topics every second year, AgentLink s European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) has been an annual event since 1999. This year, both of these important events were merged together, giving weight to the fact that multi-agent systems currently represent one of the hottest topics in AI research. The name, ACAI 2001 Summer School, is intended to emphasize that this event continues the tradition of regular ECCAI activities (ACAI), as well as the EASSS summer schools of AgentLink. The Prague ACAI Summer School was proposed and initiated by both the Gerstner Laboratory, Czech Technical University, Prague (GL-CTU) and the Czech Society for Cybernetics and Informatics (CSKI), with the support of the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Vienna (OFAI). Part of our motivation was catalyzed by experience gained in 1992 during the International Summer School Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence (see Springer s LNAI vol. 617) which was organized by the same Czech and Austrian bodies. One of the most important stimulating factors behind the organization of ACAI 2001 was the support provided by the European Commission to the Gerstner Laboratory within the frame of the MIRACLE Center of Excellence project (IST No.


Agent Communication Agent Coordination Agent Technology Agent-Based Systems Algorithmic Learning Autonomous Agents Distributed Systems Electronic Commerce Intelligent Agents Mobile Agents Multi-Agent Systems Social Behaviour artificial intelligence multi-agent system

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Luck
    • 1
  • Vladimír Mařík
    • 2
  • Olga Štěpánková
    • 2
  • Robert Trappl
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer Science HighfieldUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Facultiy of Electr. Engineering, Dept. of Cybernetics Technicka 2Czech Technical UniversityCzech Republic
  3. 3.Dept.of Med. Cybernetics and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  4. 4.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial IntelligenceViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42312-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47745-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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