Special Issue "Multi-agent Systems"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Nazaraf Shah

Faculty of Engineering Environment and Computing, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
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Interests: multi-agent systems; could computing; service oriented computing
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Ahmad Al-Daraiseh

American University of Madaba, Amman 11821, Jordan
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Interests: machine learning; artificial intelligence; autonomous systems regards
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fen Tian

Systems Engineering Institute, School of Electronic & Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, P. R. China
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Interests: big data; could computing; machine learning; data mining
Co-Guest Editor
Ms. Negin Misaghian

Department of Computer Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
Interests: data mining; recommender systems; social network

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multi-agent systems are considered as a society of agents, where these agents interact with each other to coordinate their actions and cooperate to achieve high-level goals. Coordination protocols and agent communication languages play pivotal roles in enabling agent societies to work coherently. The highly distributed and decentralized nature of multi-agent systems is an active research area in computer science and distributed artificial intelligence alike.

This Special Issue is intended to report on advances in agent architectures, agent communication languages, coordination proctors, agent-oriented modelling, machine learning, and multi-agent applications in a distributed and open environment.

We are inviting submissions for a Special Issue on multi-agent systems. The aim of this special issue is to bring together researchers and practitioners in all areas of multi-agent systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Key areas are:

  • Multi-agent system applications in cyber physical system
  • Agent modelling methodologies
  • Design and implementation of a multi-agent system
  • Agent communication languages
  • Interaction protocol
  • Negotiation mechanisms
  • Auction mechanisms

Dr. Nazaraf Shah
Dr. Ahmad Al-Daraiseh
Prof. Dr. Fen Tian
Ms. Negin Misaghian
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • multi-agent systems design
  • multi-agent systems coordination and cooperation
  • agent architecture
  • negotiation protocols
  • mechanism design
  • agent-based control

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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