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ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Interaction Protocols in Agentis
Agentis is a framework for building interactive multiagent applications which is based upon a model of agent interaction whose key elements are services and tasks. Central to the ...
Mark d'Inverno, David Kinny, Michael Luck
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Heterogeneity, Stability, and Efficiency in Distributed Systems
This paper explores the increasing the heterogeneity of an agent population to stabilize decentralized systems by adding bias terms to each agent's expected payoffs. Two appr...
James D. Thomas, Katia P. Sycara
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Implementation Issues on Market-Based QoS Control
In this paper, we discuss two major tradeoffs, spatial and temporal tradeoffs, that appear when applying marketbased computing to multimedia network applications. The former appea...
Hirofumi Yamaki, Yutaka Yamauchi, Toru Ishida
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Developing Formal Specifications to Coordinate Heterogeneous Autonomous Agents
We have been developing an approach for the distributed coordination of heterogeneous, autonomous agents. This approach takes as input (a) agent skeletons, giving compact descript...
Munindar P. Singh
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Verifiable Semantics for Agent Communication Languages
This paper examines the issue of developing semantics for agent communication languages. In particular, it considers the problem of giving a verifiable semantics for such language...
Michael Wooldridge
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Probabilistic Reasoning in a Distributed Multi-Agent Environment
In this paper, a model is proposed for multi-agent probabilistic reasoning in a distributed environment. Unlike other methods, this model is capable of processing input in a truly...
S. K. Michael Wong, Cory J. Butz
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Agent Cloning
Multi-agent systems are subject to performance bottlenecks in cases where agents cannot perform tasks by themselves due to insufficient resources. Solutions to such problems inclu...
Onn Shehory, Katia P. Sycara, Prasad Chalasani, So...
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
Towards Multi-Swarm Problem Solving in Networks
This paper describes how multiple interacting swarms of adaptive mobile agents can be used to solve problems in networks. The paper introduces a new architectural description for ...
Tony White, Bernard Pagurek
ICMAS
1998
11 years 6 months ago
A Market Protocol for Decentralized Task Allocation
We present a decentralized, asynchronous market protocol for allocating and scheduling tasks among agents that contend for scarce resources, constrained by a hierarchical task dep...
William E. Walsh, Michael P. Wellman
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