Coordinating Plans of Autonomous Agents by Frank v. MartialCoordinating Plans of Autonomous Agents by Frank v. Martial

Coordinating Plans of Autonomous Agents

byFrank v. Martial

Paperback | June 24, 1992

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This book deals with an important topic in distributed AI:the coordination of autonomous agents' activities. Itprovides a framework for modelling agents with planning andcommunicative competence.Important issues in the book are:- How to recognize and reconcile conflicting intentionsamong a collection of agents.- How to recognize and take advantage of favorableinteractions.- How to enable individual agents to represent and reasonabout the actions, plans, and knowledge of other agents inorder to coordinate with them.- When to call a set of plans coordinated and whatoperations are possible to transform uncoordinated plansinto coordinated ones.- How to enable agents to communicate and interact: whatcommunication languages or protocols to use, and what andwhen to communicate.The book is clearly written with many examples andbackground material.
Title:Coordinating Plans of Autonomous AgentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pagesPublished:June 24, 1992Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:354055615X

ISBN - 13:9783540556152

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Table of Contents

Cooperation and cordination of intelligent agents.- Actions and plans in multiagent domains.- Multiagent plan relations.- Handling plan relations.- Negotiation for plan coordination.- A synthesized model of distributed planning by autonomous cooperating agents.- Plan coordination for office automation and computer-supported cooperative work.- Conclusions.