In this paper, we present a condensed survey of multi-agent systems, with special emphasis on cooperation coordination, conflict resolution and closely related issues; issues that are critical for the development of large-scale, distributed complex software systems. We then present three different cooperative MAS architecture types, discuss their drawbacks… (More)
An agent in a cooperative system is convinced that other agents will take actions toward the same goal of maximizing the global utility. In contrast, a self interested agent needs to consider every possible course of action other agents may take. Our aim in this paper is to define a simple, extendible, and formal framework for multi agent cooperation, over… (More)
—Current research in autonomous Agents and Multi-agent systems (MAS) has reached a level of maturity sufficient enough for MAS to be applied as a technology for solving problems in an increasingly wide range of complex applications. Our aim in this paper is to define a simple, extendible, and formal framework for multi-agent cooperation, over which… (More)
« Evaluation et optimisation des systèmes innovants de production de biens et de services » MOTS-CLES : Coopération, organisation, réseau pair-à-pair, simulation distribuée, systèmes multi-agents.