Victor Lesser

  • Proceedings of the First International Conference on Multiagent Systems

    Proceedings of the First International Conference on Multiagent Systems

    Les Gasser and Victor Lesser

    June 12-14, 1995, San Francisco

    The first international conference on multiagent systems is organized as a joint effort of the North American Distributed Artificial Intelligence community, the Japanese Multiagent and Cooperative Computing community, and the European Modeling Autonomous Agents in a Multiagent World community, with support from AAAI and sanctioned by ECCAI. The Proceedings cover a broad spectrum of perspectives including artificial life, communications issues, and negotiation strategies.

    Topics cover: • Agent Architectures • Artificial Life (from a multiagent perspective) • Believable Agents • Cooperation, Coordination, and Conflict • Communcation Issues • Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations of Multiagent Systems • Development and Engineering Methodologies • Distributed Artificial Intelligence • Distributed Consensus and Algorithms for Multiagent Interaction • Distributed Search • Evaluation of Multiagent Systems • Integrated Testbeds and Development Environments • Intelligent Agents in Enterprise Integration Systems and Similar Types of Applications • Learning and Adaptation in Multiagent Systems • Multiagent Cooperative Reasoning from Distributed Heterogeneous Databases • Multiagent Planning and Planning for Multiagent Worlds • Negotiation Strategies (in both competitive and cooperative situations) • Organization, Organizational Knowledge, and Organization Self-Design • Practical Applications of Multiagent Systems (enterprises, robotics, sensing, manufacturing) • Resource Allocation in Multiagent Systems • Social Structures and their Signfiicance in Multiagent Systems • User Interface Issues for Multiagent Systems.

    Distributed for AAAI Press

    • Paperback $18.75


  • Metareasoning


    Thinking about Thinking

    Michael T. Cox and Anita Raja

    Experts report on the latest artificial intelligence research concerning reasoning about reasoning itself.

    The capacity to think about our own thinking may lie at the heart of what it means to be both human and intelligent. Philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated these matters for many years. Researchers in artificial intelligence have gone further, attempting to implement actual machines that mimic, simulate, and perhaps even replicate this capacity, called metareasoning. In this volume, leading authorities offer a variety of perspectives—drawn from philosophy, cognitive psychology, and computer science—on reasoning about the reasoning process.

    The book offers a simple model of reasoning about reason as a framework for its discussions. Following this framework, the contributors consider metalevel control of computational activities, introspective monitoring, distributed metareasoning, and, putting all these aspects of metareasoning together, models of the self. Taken together, the chapters offer an integrated narrative on metareasoning themes from both artificial intelligence and cognitive science perspectives.

    • Hardcover $10.75
    • Paperback $40.00