Multi-Agent System

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A Multi-Agent System is a Agent-Based Computing System composed of multiple interacting agents.



  • (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ Retrieved:2019-2-3.
    • A multi-agent system (MAS or "self-organized system") is a computerized system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents. Multi-agent systems can solve problems that are difficult or impossible for an individual agent or a monolithic system to solve. Intelligence may include methodic, functional, procedural approaches, algorithmic search or reinforcement learning.

      Despite considerable overlap, a multi-agent system is not always the same as an agent-based model (ABM). The goal of an ABM is to search for explanatory insight into the collective behavior of agents (which don't necessarily need to be "intelligent") obeying simple rules, typically in natural systems, rather than in solving specific practical or engineering problems. The terminology of ABM tends to be used more often in the sciences, and MAS in engineering and technology [1]. Applications where multi-agent systems research may deliver an appropriate approach include online trading, disaster response and social structure modelling.



1. Agent-based, multi-agent based or individual-based models
2. Agent-oriented software engineering
3. Agents and multi-agent systems in AI



  • (Parson et al., 2002) ⇒ Simon Parsons, Michael Wooldridge, Leila Amgoud. (2002). “An Analysis of Formal Inter-agent Dialogues". In: Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems doi:10.1145/544741.544835