AI-MAS Links of interest


The ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award

The Romanian Association for Artificial Intelligence

The ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award

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:

Universities with AI programes and much more.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART)

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) — nature-inspired 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 — 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)


A wonderful book, which 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

AAAI Sponsored Journals


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

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

OpenCyc — 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
David S. Touretzky

Franz Inc. Lisp Community Resources

Automated Theorem Proving: Prover9

Agent Portal


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