Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers

University “Politehnica” of Bucharest

Department of Computer Science


AI-MAS Links




Artificial Intelligence




Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI, formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence).

                     A repository of relevant and useful information, including:


          - Description of AI topics (http://www.aaai.org/AITopics/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AITopics/HomePage), such as:

                     Intelligent agents

                     Multi Agent Systems


          - List of important AI conferences

          - Universities with AI programmes

and much more.


The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART)

                     The ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award


The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society - Mimicking nature for problem solving


The European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence


Web Intelligence Consortium - a new direction for scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, including intelligent agents, and advanced Information Technology


Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems


Associations and research networks


IFAAMAS. The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote science and technology in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous agents and multiagent systems.


Agreement Technologies - EU COST Action IC0801. Agreement Technologies refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. 2008-2012


Multi-Agent Systems. Where game theory, artificial intelligence, and the semantic web meet

The site contains news, pointers to information about multiagent systems, including both research and industrial references.


AgentLink III is the premier Co-ordination Action for Agent Based Computing, funded by the European Commission's 6th Framework Program


Self-Organisation in MAS - TFG AgentLink III. Site with essential information on self-organizing multi-agent systems and related events


Open Agent Based Modeling Consortium. A site aiming to foster and improve the development, communication, and dissemination of agent based models for research, practice, and education. A lot of useful information, including news and events.



MAS standards organisations


FIPA - Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents


Agent UML – UML standard for agents and MAS


AI and MAS well known companies


Cycorp, Inc. - Cycorp was founded in 1994 to research, develop, and commercialize Artificial Intelligence. Cycorp's vision is to create the world's first true artificial intelligence, having both common sense and the ability to reason with it.


Soar Technology, Inc. - Design of "highly human" intelligent agents


Autonomous Decision Making Software


Franz Inc.

          Enterprise Development Tools (Allegro CL)

          Semantic Web Technologies (AllegroGraph, RacerPro)



Intelligent Agents and Multiagent Systems


Essential BOOKS


M. Wooldridge. An Introduction to Multiagent Systems. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2002.


M. d'Inverno, M. Luck. Understanding Agent Systems. Springer Verlag, 2001.


M. Wooldrige. Reasoning about Rational Agents. The MIT Press, 2000


Gerhard Weiss (Ed.). Multiagent Systems: A Modern Approach to Distributed Artificial Intelligence. MIT Press, 1999


J. Ferber. Multi-Agent Systems, Addison-Wesley, 1999.


M. Huhns & M. Singh (Eds.). Readings in Agents. Morgan Kaufmann, 1998.


S. Russell, P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (Second Edition). Prentice Hall, 2002 (third edition for November 2009)


Plus a wonderful book, that everyone should read

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas R. Hofstadter



AI and MAS Journals


Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Springer Netherlands


Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier B.V.


Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation


Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research





AI and MAS resources


The AI Depot is a community website focusing on artificial intelligence.


AI Space - Tools for learning and exploring concepts in artificial intelligence


Agents group at RMIT


Prometheus Design Tool (PDT)


KurzweilAI.Net focuses on the exponential growth of intelligence, both biological and machine, and their merger, as humans transcend biology.


The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence


The Singularity Summit 2009


Stanford AI Laboratory


MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


Artificial Intelligence at Rutgers


Peter Norvig home page – includes many resources on AI


Chatbots Directory - List of all chatbots (chatterbots, chat bot, conversational agents, virtual agents) in the World (still populating).


Soar Architecture - The Soar home page, Soar – Project hosting on Google code


Open Cyc - OpenCyc is the open source version of the Cyc(r) technology, the world's largest and most complete general knowledge base and reasoning engine.

                               OpenCyc for the Semantic Web



Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation, by David S. Touretzky


Franz Inc. Lisp Community Resources


Automated Theorem Proving: Prover9



Semantic Web


Semantic Web wiki


W3C Semantic Web Activity


Semantic Web Science Association


Semantic Web on Wikipedia


Tim Berners Lee on the Semantic Web (2007)


Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web (2009)




Protégé - A free, open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework



Resources for the young scientist


Academic publishing


Writing a Scientific Paper


ISI Web of Knowledge


Master Journal List


Conference Proceedings Citation Index


TED – Ideas worth spreading