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Industrial Agents by Paulo Leitão, Stamatis Karnouskos

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Chapter 1

Software Agent Systems

Rainer Unland    Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB), University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, GermanyDepartment of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract

Agents and multi-agent systems are one of the most fascinating topics in computer science. They attracted and unified not only researchers from nearly all computer science areas but also researchers from other core disciplines such as psychology, sociology, biology, or control engineering. In the meantime, agent-based systems successfully prove their usefulness in many different real-life application areas, especially industrial ones. This is a clear sign that ...

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