Special Issue "Multi-Agent Systems 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2020
Prof. Dr. Vicent Botti
Depto. de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación. DSIC., Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Prof. Dr. Vicente Julian
Depto. de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación. DSIC., Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Research done on Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade, and many effective applications of this technology are being deployed. Despite the fact that computational approaches for multi-agent systems have mainly emerged in recent decades, scholars have been prolific with the variety of methods proposed to solve this paradigm. Different communities have emerged with Multi-Agent Systems as their main research topic.
Multi-agent systems allow the development of distributed and intelligent applications in complex and dynamic environments. Systems of this kind play a crucial role in life, evidenced by the broad range of applied areas involved in their use, including manufacturing, management sciences, e-commerce, biotechnology, etc.
The interest of researchers in this new discipline lies in diverse reasons. Firstly, computational systems have gradually shifted towards a distributed paradigm where heterogeneous entities with different goals can enter and leave the system dynamically and interact with each other. Secondly, new computational systems should be able to negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. As a consequence, autonomy, interaction, mobility, and openness are key concepts studied in the area.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to make known some of the advances made in this paradigm and try to show the current state of this technology by analysing different aspects as well as its possible application to various domains. In this review of the current state, we do not intend to exhaustively explore all the current existing works but rather give an overview of the research in agent technology, showing the high level of activity in this area.Prof. Dr. Vicent Botti
Prof. Dr. Vicente Julian
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- Agent and multi-agent applications
- Agent engineering: development techniques, tools, and platforms
- Agent-based simulation
- Biologically-inspired approaches and methods
- Collective intelligence
- Complex systems
- Distributed problem solving
- Human-robot–agent interaction
- Intelligent control and manufacturing systems
- Learning and adaptation in MAS
- Methodologies for agent-based systems
- Multi-robot systems
- Negotiation and conflict resolution
- Normative systems
- Organizations and institutions
- Reasoning in agent-based systems
- Single and multi-agent planning and scheduling
- Socio-technical systems
- Teamwork, team formation, and teamwork analysis
- Trust and reputation