Multi-agent systems research into the 21st century

d'Inverno, Mark and Luck, Michael. 2001. Multi-agent systems research into the 21st century. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 16(3), pp. 271-275. ISSN 0269-8889 [Article]

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There is little doubt that the strength and breadth of UK research into multi-agent systems continues to
grow as we move into the new Millennium. In the middle of an extremely cold December in 2000, the
Third UK Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (UKMAS 2001) was held at St. Catherine’s College,
Oxford. This was the fifth such meeting in as many years, generously sponsored by EPSRC, FIPA
(The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents) and Hewlett Packard.
UKMAS 2000 saw over 80 participants at the workshop, which has two broad aims: to facilitate
the dissemination of recent research within the multi-agent system community from both academia
and Industry and to encourage debate in this wide-ranging area. The format of this meeting was typical
of previous years (Luck, 1997; Doran et al., 1997; d’Inverno et al., 1997; Fisher et al., 1997; Luck et
al., 1998; Aylett et al., 1998; Binmore et al., 1998; Aylett et. al., 2000; Beer et al., 1999; Decker et al.,
1999; Chattoe et al., 2000; Rana et al., 2000), with invited presentations from Craig Boutilier of the
University of Toronto, Canada, and Carles Sierra of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in
Spain, several paper presentations, and two panel sessions. The first panel was concerned with multiagent
systems learning, and the second with a retrospective assessment of what has been achieved in
the last five years, acknowledging the length of time since the first workshop in the series.

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