Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:3914 pages:35-52
4th International Workshop on Softwate Engineering for Large-Scale Mult-Agent Systems location:St. Louis date:May 2005
A multiagent application consists of an environment and a number of agents. The environment contains information that the agents use and manipulate to do their work. When a multiagent system is decentralized over a number of different hosts (i.e. more than one execution platform is used), the environment has to be decentralized as well. The distributed layout of the environment can influence the performance of agents and of the system.
Software engineering for multi-agent systems iv: research issues and practical applications