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Issues in Multi-Agent Systems

The AgentCities.ES Experience

  • Antonio Moreno
  • Juan Pavón

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pedro Cuesta, Alma Gómez, Juan Carlos González
    Pages 1-31
  3. José M. Molina, Juan M. Corchado, Javier Bajo
    Pages 33-57
  4. Beatriz López, Susana Fernández
    Pages 59-85
  5. Sergi Robles
    Pages 87-115
  6. Vicente Julián, Carlos Carrascosa
    Pages 117-143
  7. Antonio Moreno
    Pages 179-206
  8. Pages 207-225
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-227

About this book


The agent paradigm has been a subject of research for the last years, and the purpose of this book is to present current status of this technology by looking at its application in different domains, such as electronic markets, e-tourism, ambience intelligence, and complex system analysis.

It starts by discussing software engineering issues for the development of multi-agent systems, how much it costs to build a multi-agent system, and which methods and tools are currently available. Next chapters present some of the most relevant aspects that are considered for the development of multi-agent systems: ubiquitous computing, learning and planning, trust and security, electronic institutions and swarm intelligence. Last chapters focus on concrete applications of physical agents and e-tourism applications, to illustrate how to integrate the previously discussed aspects.

The book is written by researchers with experience in technology transfer, and therefore it is oriented to practice.


Multi-agent system Routing agent oriented software engineering agent technology ambient intelligence autonom complex system modeling ontology optimization problem solving security swarm intelligence system analysis verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Moreno
    • 1
  • Juan Pavón
    • 2
  1. 1.Sup. Enginyeria Dept. Eng. Informatica i MathematiquesUniversitat Rovira · Virgili Escola TecnicaTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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