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On cooperation in multi-agent systems

  • J. E. DORAN (a1), S. FRANKLIN (a2), N. R. JENNINGS (a3) and T. J. NORMAN (a3)
    • Published online: 04 April 2001

Cooperation is often presented as one of the key concepts which differentiates multi-agent systems from other related disciplines such as distributed computing, object-oriented systems, and expert systems. However, it is a concept whose precise usage in agent-based systems is at best unclear and at worst highly inconsistent. Given the centrality of the issue, and the different ideological viewpoints on the subject, this was a lively panel which dealt with the following main issues.

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This report is the result of a panel discussion at the First UK Workshop on Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems (FoMAS'96). All members of the panel are authors, listed alphabetically.
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The Knowledge Engineering Review
  • ISSN: 0269-8889
  • EISSN: 1469-8005
  • URL: /core/journals/knowledge-engineering-review
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