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Intelligent agents: theory and practice
The aim in this paper is to point the reader at what they perceive to be the most important theoretical and practical issues associated with the design and construction of intelligent agents. Expand
The Gaia Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design
The Gaia methodology is both general, in that it is applicable to a wide range of multi-agent systems, and comprehensive, in the that it deals with both the macro-level and the micro-level aspects of systems. Expand
Negotiation decision functions for autonomous agents
A formal model of negotiation between autonomous agents is presented, based on computationally tractable assumptions, demonstrated in the domain of business process management and empirically evaluated. Expand
Developing multiagent systems: The Gaia methodology
It is argued that a multiagent system can naturally be viewed and architected as a computational organization, and the appropriate organizational abstractions that are central to the analysis and design of such systems are identified. Expand
Automated Negotiation: Prospects, Methods and Challenges
An increasing number of computer systems are being viewed in terms of autonomous agents. There are two main drivers to this trend. Firstly, agents are being advocated as a next generation model forExpand
On agent-based software engineering
It will be argued that the development of robust and scalable software systems requires autonomous agents that can complete their objectives while situated in a dynamic and uncertain environment, that can engage in rich, high-level social interactions, and that can operate within flexible organisational structures. Expand
An integrated trust and reputation model for open multi-agent systems
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, is presented and is shown to help agents gain better utility than their benchmarks. Expand
TRAVOS: Trust and Reputation in the Context of Inaccurate Information Sources
TRAVOS (Trust and Reputation model for Agent-based Virtual OrganisationS) which models an agent’s trust in an interaction partner taking account of past interactions between agents and when there is a lack of personal experience between agents, the model draws upon reputation information gathered from third parties. Expand
Decentralised coordination of low-power embedded devices using the max-sum algorithm
A novel representation of the generic problem of maximising social welfare within a group of interacting agents is proposed, as a cyclic bipartite factor graph, composed of variable and function nodes (representing the agents' states and utilities respectively). Expand
An agent-based approach for building complex software systems
This article will argue that analyzing, designing, and implementing complex software systems as a collection of interacting, autonomous agents (that is, as a multiagent system) affords software engineers a number of significant advantages over contemporary methods. Expand