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Distributed AI (DAI) is the branch of AI concerned with the coordination of behaviour among a collection of semi-autonomous problem-solving agents; the coordination of their knowledge, goals and plans to act together to solve joint problems, or to make individually or globally rational decisions in the face of uncertainty and multiple, conflicting perspectives. Distributed, coordinated systems of problem solvers are rapidly becoming practical partners in critical human problem-solving environments, and DAI is a rapidly developing field of both application and research, with explosive growth around the world. This book presents a collection of articles surveying several major recent developments in DAI. It focuses on issues that arise in building practical DAI systems in real-world settings, and covers work undertaken in a number of major research and development projects in the US and in Europe. It provides a synthesis of recent thinking, both theoretical and applied, on major problems of DAI in the 1990s.

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Authors: AVOURIS N M, JRC Ispra (IT);GASSER L (EDITORS), University of California, Institute of Safety and Systems Management, Los Angeles (US)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14511 EN (1992) 235 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1585-5
Record Number: 199211577 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en