Infrastructure for Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Scalable Multi-Agent Systems

International Workshop on Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems Barcelona, Spain, June 3–7, 2000 Revised Papers

  • Tom Wagner
  • Omer F. Rana
Conference proceedings AGENTS 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1887)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1887)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Infrastructure and Requirements for Building Research-Grade Multi-Agent Systems

    1. John R. Graham, Daniel McHugh, Michael Mersic, Foster McGeary, M. Victoria Windley, David Cleaver et al.
      Pages 12-27
    2. Mihhail Matskin, Ole Jørgen Kirkeluten, Svenn Bjarte Krossnes, Øystein Sæle
      Pages 28-40
    3. K. S. Barber, D. N. Lam, C. E. Martin, R. M. McKay
      Pages 41-47
    4. Olivier Gutknecht, Jacques Ferber
      Pages 48-55
    5. Roberto A. Flores, Rob C. Kremer, Douglas H. Norrie
      Pages 56-63
    6. Leon J. Osterweil, Lori A. Clarke
      Pages 64-71
    7. XiaoQin Zhang, Anita Raja, Barbara Lerner, Victor Lesser, Leon Osterweil, Thomas Wagner
      Pages 72-79
    8. David V. Pynadath, Milind Tambe, Gal A. Kaminka
      Pages 80-93
    9. Thomas Wagner, Victor Lesser
      Pages 128-143
    10. Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, Simon Dobson
      Pages 174-176
    11. Giovanna Petrone
      Pages 177-179
  3. Performance Issues and Infrastructure Scalability in Building Multi-Agent Systems

    1. Marios D. Dikaiakos, George Samaras
      Pages 180-187
    2. Carmen M. Pancerella, Nina M. Berry
      Pages 188-191
    3. In-Gyu Kim, Jang-Eui Hong, Doo-Hwan Bae, Ik-Joo Han, Cheong Youn
      Pages 199-213
    4. Juan A. Botía, Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta, Juan R. Velasco, Mercedes Garijo
      Pages 226-233
    5. Phillip J. Turner, Nicholas R. Jennings
      Pages 246-262
    6. Penny Noy, Michael Schroeder
      Pages 263-265
    7. Alex Gray, Philippe Marti, Alun Preece
      Pages 279-292
    8. Ioan Alfred Letia, Florin Crariun, Zoltan Köpe
      Pages 293-295
    9. Stefan Poslad, Phil Buckle, Rob Hadingham
      Pages 296-303
    10. Omer F. Rana, Tom Wagner, Michael S. Greenberg, Martin K. Purvis
      Pages 304-308
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 309-310

Other volumes

  1. Infrastructure for Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Scalable Multi-Agent Systems
    International Workshop on Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems Barcelona, Spain, June 3–7, 2000 Revised Papers
  2. 7th International Workshop, ATAL 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July 7–9, 2000 Proceedings

About these proceedings


Building research grade multi-agent systems usually involves a broad variety of software infrastructure ingredients like planning, scheduling, coordination, communication, transport, simulation, and module integration technologies and as such constitutes a great challenge to the individual researcher active in the area.
The book presents a collection of papers on approaches that will help make deployed and large scale multi-agent systems a reality. The first part focuses on available infrastructure and requirements for constructing research-grade agents and multi-agent systems. The second part deals with support in infrastructure and software development methods for multi-agent systems that can directly support coordination and management of large multi-agent communities; performance analysis and scalability techniques are needed to promote deployment of multi-agent systems to professionals in software engineering and information technology.


Agent Coordination Agent Systems Design Agent Systems Engineering Agent Systems Performance Agent-Based Systems Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Autonomous Agents Multi-Agent Systems Multi-agent system Scala Scalable Agent Systems agents communication simulation software engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Wagner
    • 1
  • Omer F. Rana
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityCardiffWales, UK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42315-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47772-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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