multiagent system

To quote from a book on the subject:

‘’Multiagent systems are a new paradigm for understanding and building distributed systems, where it is assumed that the computational components are autonomous: able to control their own behaviour in the furtherance of their own goals.’‘

The area is a very wide one and this entry only deals with the question of ‘knowledge’ in multiagent systems and the models of that that involve the use of modal logic.





  • A. Lomuscio and M. D. Ryan, An algorithmic approach to knowledge evolution, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), Vol. 13, No. 2 (Special issue on Temporal Logic in Engineering), 23pp, 1999.

  • A. Lomuscio, R. van der Meyden, and M. D. Ryan, Knowledge in Multi-Agent Systems: Initial Configurations and Broadcast, ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL), Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 247- 284. ACM Press. October 2000.

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