Published Online: 13 JUN 2008
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
Fan, X. 2008. Multiagent Systems. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–8.
- Published Online: 13 JUN 2008
Multiagent systems offer a new way of analyzing, designing, and implementing large-scale, complex systems, and they have been applied in an increasing range of software applications. Here, we discussed the concept of shared mental models, multiagent architectures, coordination, communications, and helping behaviors, which are critical in developing team-based multiagent systems. This article certainly is not an exhaustive summary of MAS research; it simply covers a limited view of the MAS research from teamwork perspective. Readers are encouraged to refer to the key conferences in MAS area (such as AAMAS, KIMAS, IAT), which have been attracting a growing number of researchers to present, demonstrate, and share their systems and ideas.
- distributed artificial intelligence;
- shared mental model;
- team behavior;
- facilitator-based architecture;
- generic layered architecture;
- interagent communication