A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development

Nicholas Jennings, Katia Sycara, and Michael Wooldridge
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, July, 1998, pp. 7 - 38.


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Abstract
This paper provides an overview of research and development activities in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. It aims to identify key concepts and applications, and to indicate how they relate to one-another. Some historical context to the field of agent-based computing is given, and contemporary research directions are presented. Finally, a range of open issues and future challenges are highlighted.

Keywords
autonomous agents, multi-agent systems, history

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab

Text Reference
Nicholas Jennings, Katia Sycara, and Michael Wooldridge, "A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development," Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, July, 1998, pp. 7 - 38.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Sycara_1998_2590,
   author = "Nicholas Jennings and Katia Sycara and Michael Wooldridge",
   title = "A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development",
   journal = "Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems",
   pages = "7 - 38",
   publisher = "Kluwer Academic Publishers",
   address = "Boston",
   month = "July",
   year = "1998",
   volume = "1",
   number = "1",
}