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Intelligent agents: theory and practice
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The concept of an agent has become important in both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and mainstream computer science. Expand
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The Gaia Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design
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This article presents Gaia: a methodology for agent-oriented analysis and design of agent-based systems. Expand
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Negotiation decision functions for autonomous agents
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We present a formal model of negotiation between autonomous agents for the provision of a service by one agent for another. Expand
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Developing multiagent systems: The Gaia methodology
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We synthesize and clarify the key abstractions of agent-based computing as they pertain to agent-oriented software engineering, and we identify the appropriate organizational abstractions that are central to the analysis and design of multiagent systems. Expand
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Automated Negotiation: Prospects, Methods and Challenges
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An increasing number of computer systems are being viewed in terms of autonomous agents. Expand
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On agent-based software engineering
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Agent-based computing represents an exciting new synthesis both for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, more generally, Computer Science. Expand
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An integrated trust and reputation model for open multi-agent systems
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This paper presents FIRE, a trust and reputation model that integrates a number of information sources to produce a comprehensive assessment of an agent’s likely performance in open systems. Expand
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TRAVOS: Trust and Reputation in the Context of Inaccurate Information Sources
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We have developed TRAVOS (Trust and Reputation model for Agent-based Virtual OrganisationS) which models an agent’s trust in an interaction partner. Expand
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Decentralised coordination of low-power embedded devices using the max-sum algorithm
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We propose a novel representation of the problem, as a cyclic bipartite factor graph, composed of variable and function nodes (representing the agents' states and utilities respectively). We show that such representation allows us to use an extension of the max-sum algorithm to generate approximate solutions to this global optimisation problem through decentralised message passing. Expand
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An agent-based approach for building complex software systems
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A qualitative justification of why agent-oriented approaches are well suited to engineering complex, distributed software systems. Expand
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