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An Introduction to Multiagent Systems. (Reviewers Choice).

Wooldridge, Michael John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

ISBN 0-471-49691-X Price [pounds sterling]27.50 A subject new to your reviewer and we suspect to most of our readers. The opening paragraph of the Preface explains what it is about "Multiagent systems are systems composed of multiple interacting computing elements, known as agents.

Agents are computer systems with two important capabilities. First, they are at least to some extent capable of autonomous action - of deciding for themselves what they need to do in order to satisfy their design objectives. Second, they are capable of interacting with other agents - not simply by exchanging data, but by engaging in analogues of the kind of social activity that we all engage in every day of our lives: cooperation, coordination, negotiation, and the like."

This is a learning text book and extensive support is available on the web.

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Date:Nov 1, 2002
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