The shaping of the agent-oriented mindset twenty years of engineering MAS

Koen V. Hindriks*

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Abstract

In the past twenty years we have seen an enormous growth and development of new techniques, technologies, and tools that support the engineering of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). The 1990s perhaps are best characterized as the period in which the foundations were laid and the more theoretical underpinnings of the MAS field were explored. Besides a continuation of this foundational work, since 2000 the agent-based community has also been increasingly able to demonstrate the great potential for applying the MAS technology that has been developed in a very broad and diverse range of application domains. In this paper, I will trace the shaping of the agent-oriented mindset from the mid 90s on as it evolved in the work presented in the international workshops ProMAS, AOSE, and DALT that recently merged into the EMAS workshop. For this reason the focus of this overview will be in particular on cognitive agents as it seems fair to say that most work reported in ProMAS, AOSE, and DALT has taken its inspiration from Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Multi-Agent Systems - 2nd InternationalWorkshop, EMAS 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFabiano Dalpiaz, M. Birna van Riemsdijk, Jürgen Dix
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319144832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, EMAS 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 20146 May 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8758
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, EMAS 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period5/05/146/05/14

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