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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)
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