Modeling Agents and Their Environment

  • James J. Odell
  • H. Van Dyke Parunak
  • Mitch Fleischer
  • Sven Brueckner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2585)


Without an environment, an agent is effectively useless. Cut off from the rest of its world, the agent can neither sense nor act. An environment provides the conditions under which an entity (agent or object) can exist. It defines the properties of the world in which an agent will function. Designing effective agents requires careful consideration of both the physical and communicational aspects of their environment.


Modeling Agent Communication Environment Social Unit Agent Platform Agent Communication Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. Odell
    • 1
  • H. Van Dyke Parunak
    • 2
  • Mitch Fleischer
    • 2
  • Sven Brueckner
    • 2
  1. 1.James Odell AssociatesAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.AltarumAnn ArborUSA

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