International Handbooks on Information Systems

Multiagent Engineering

Theory and Applications in Enterprises

Editors: Kirn, S., Herzog, O., Lockemann, P., Spaniol, O. (Eds.)

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1 Multiagent Engineering: A New Software Construction Paradigm Multiagent systems have a long academic tradition. They have their roots in distributed problem solving in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from where they emerged in the mid-eighties as a distinctive discipline. Research in multiagent systems owes much to the work of Rosenschein on rationality and autonomy of intelligent agents, the European MAAMAW workshop series, and last but not least the famous readings of Bond & Gasser (1988) and Jacques Ferber´s book on multiagent systems (1991). It gained further by a public discussion via the Distributed AI mailing list in summer 1991, when the pioneers of the field compared in much detail the concepts of distributed problem solvers to multiagent systems. Within only five years, a new exciting field of research had been established. Now, 15 years later, the field has matured to a degree that allows the - sults of academic research to be passed on to practical use and commercial exploitation. This potential coincides with a need for much larger flexib- ity of our IT infrastructure in light of its highly distributed character and extreme complexity, but also the global character of the business processes and the large number of business partners due to outsourcing and specia- zation. Many experts claim that multiagent systems are the right software technology for the needed IT infrastructure at the right time. The appeal has much to do with the broad perspectives of multiagent systems research.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Flexibility of Multiagent Systems

    Stefan Kirn

    Pages 53-69

  • Distributed Hierarchical Production Control for Wafer Fabs Using an Agent-Based System Prototype

    Lars Mönch, Marcel Stehli, Jens Zimmermann

    Pages 135-156

  • Supply Chain Event Management With Software Agents

    Roland Zimmermann, Stefan Winkler, Freimut Bodendorf

    Pages 157-175

  • Agent-Based Information Logistics

    Thomas Rose, Martin Sedlmayr, Holger Knublauch, et al.

    Pages 239-254

  • Self-Organized Scheduling in Hospitals by Connecting Agents and Mobile Devices

    Torsten Eymann, Günter Müller, Moritz Strasser

    Pages 319-337

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiagent Engineering
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications in Enterprises
Editors
  • Stefan Kirn
  • Otthein Herzog
  • Peter Lockemann
  • Otto Spaniol
Series Title
International Handbooks on Information Systems
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32062-3
DOI
10.1007/3-540-32062-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-31406-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06848-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 626
Number of Illustrations and Tables
153 b/w illustrations
Topics