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Understanding Agent Systems

Author: Mark D'Inverno; Michael Luck
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004.
Series: Springer series on agent technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second edition, revised and ExtendedView all editions and formats
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This book helps to organise the diverse landscape of agent-based systems by applying formal methods to provide a defining and encompassing agent framework. The Z specification language is used to provide an accessible and unified formal account of agent systems and inter-agent relationships. In particular, the framework precisely and unambiguously provides meanings for common concepts and terms for agent systems,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D'Inverno; Michael Luck
ISBN: 9783662107027 3662107023
OCLC Number: 851370734
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 240 pages).
Contents: The Agent Landscape --
The SMART Agent Framework --
Agent Relationships --
An Operational Analysis of Agent Relationships --
Sociological Agents --
Autonomous Interaction --
The Contract Net as a Goal Directed System --
Computational Architecture for BDI Agents --
Evaluating Social Dependence Networks --
Normative Agents --
actSMART: Building a SMART System --
Conclusions --
A. The Z Specification Language --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Springer series on agent technology.
Responsibility: by Mark d'Inverno, Michael Luck.

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Mark d'Inverno and Michael Luck present a formal approach to dealing with agents and agent systems in this second edition of Understanding Agent Systems.  Read more...

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From the reviews of the second edition:An excellent book that lays out a clear conceptual framework for studying and analysing agent-based systems. Read more...

 
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