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2016

AN, Bo; GATTI, N.; LESSER, V. Alternating-offers bargaining in one-to-many and many-to-many settings. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-37. 2016. Online publication (April 2016)

2015

Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Daniel. Challenges for Multi-Agent Coordination Theory Based on Empirical Observations. UMass Computer Science Technical Report UM-CS-2015-016. August 2015. This is an extended and revised version of a paper presented at AAMAS 2014. (See paper #526, here [View Details]

Corkill, D.D.; Garant, D.; Lesser, V.R. Exploring the Effectiveness of Agent Organizations. University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Computer Science Technical Report UM-CS-2015-005. 2015.

Garant, Daniel; da Silva, Bruno C.; Lesser, Victor; Zhang, Chongjie. Accelerating Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning with Dynamic Co-learning. UMass Computer Science Technical Report UM-CS-2015-004. 2015. Extended version of paper submitted to AAMAS 2015.

van Riemsdijk, M.B.; Jonker, C.M.; Lesser, V. Creating Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners: Creating Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners: Interaction, Reasoning and Ethical Challenges . Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Bordini, Elkind, Weiss & Yolum, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1201-1206. 2015.

2014

Abdallah, Sherief; Sadleh, Sima; Rahwan, Iyad; Shamsi, Aamena Al; Lesser, Victor. DNVA: A Tool for Visualizing and Analyzing Multi-agent Learning in Networks. Proceedings of 26th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 400-407. 2014.

Kim, Yoonheui; Lesser, Victor. DJAO: A Communication-Constrained DCOP algorithm that combines features of ADOPT and Action-GDL. 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), AAAI Press. 2014. 8 pages. (To appear.)

Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Daniel. Challenges for Multi-Agent Coordination Theory Based on Empirical Observations. Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Lomuscia, A.; Scerri, P.; Bazzan, A.; and Huhns, M, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1157-1160. 2014. In Challenge in Vision special track.

2013

An, Bo; Gatti, Nicola; Lesser, Victor. Bilateral Bargaining with One-Sided Uncertain Reserve Prices. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 26, Number 3, Springer, pp. 420-455. 2013. ISSN: 1387-2532 (Print, May 2013); 1573-7454 (Online, May 2012)

Cheng, Shanjun; Raja, Anita; and Lesser Victor. Multiagent Meta-level Control for Radar Coordination. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal, Volume 11, Number 2, IOS Press, pp. 81-105. 2013.

Cheng, Shanjun; Raja, Anita; and Lesser Victor. Using Conflict Resolution to Inform Decentralized Learning. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Ito; Jonker; Gini; Shehory, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 893-900. 2013.

Corkill, Daniel; Zhang, Chongjie; da Silva, Bruno; Kim, Yoonheui; Garant, Daniel; Lesser, Victor; Zhang, Xiaoqin. Biasing the Behavior of Organizationally Adept Agents (Extended Abstract). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Ito, Jonker, Gini, and Shehory, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1309-1310. 2013.

Kim, Yoonheui; Lesser, Victor. Improved Max-Sum Algorithm For DCOP with n-ary Constraints. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Ito, Jonker, Gini, and Shehory, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 191-198. 2013.

Yu, Han; Shen, Zhiqi; Leung, Cyril; Miao, Chunyan; Lesser, Victor (2013). A Survey of Multi-Agent Trust Management Systems. IEEE Access, Volume 1, IEEE, pp. 35-50. [View Details]

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor. Coordinating Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning with Limited Communication. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Ito, Jonker, Gini, and Shehory, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1101-1108. 2013.

Zhang, X. Shelley; Lesser, Victor. Meta-level Coordination for Solving Distributed Negotiation Chains in Semi-cooperative Multi-agent Systems. Group Decision and Negotiation, Volume 22, Number 4, Springer Netherlands, pp. 681-713. 2013.

Xiangbin Zhu, Chongjie Zhang, Victor Lesser (2013). "Combining Dynamic Reward Shaping and Action Shaping for Coordinating Multi-agent Learning," Proc. of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), Vol. 2, pp. 321-328. [View Details]

2012

Zhang, X.Shelley; Yoon, S.; DiBona, P.; Appling, D.S.; Ding, L.; Doppa, J.R.; Greeny, D.; Guo, J.K.; Kuter, U.; Levine, G.; MacTavish, R.L.; McFarlane, D.; Michaelis, J.R.; Mostafa, Hala; Ontañón, S.; Parker, C.; Radhakrishnan, J.; Rebguns, A.; Shrestha, B.; Song, Z.; Trewhitt, E.B.; Zafar, Huzaifa; Zhang, Chongjie; Corkill, Daniel; DeJong, G.; Dietterich, T.G.; Kambhampati, S.; Lesser, Victor; et al. An Ensemble Architecture for Learning Complex Problem-Solving Techniques from Demonstration. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Volume 3, Number 4, Article 75, ACM, pp. 1-38. 2012.

Corkill, Daniel, Zhang, Chongjie, Da Silva, Bruno, Kim, Yoonheui, Zhang, Xiaoqin, and Lesser, Victor. Using Annotated Guidelines to Influence the Behavior of Organizationally Adept Agents. 14th International Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms (COIN@AAMAS 2012) . 2012.

Kim, Yoonheui; Lesser, Victor. A Better Maximization Procedure for Online Distributed Constraint Optimization. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Volume 3, Conitzer, Winikoff, Padgham, & van der Hoek, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1279-1280. 2012. Extended Abstract.

Lesser, Victor; Shen, Jiaying; Weber, Ingo; and Zhang, X. Shelley. Formal Analysis of Negotiation Protocols for Task Allocation. Negotiation and Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems, Chapter 6, Volume , Lopes, F.; and Coelho, H., ed., Bentham Science Publishers. 2012. In Press.

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor. Coordinated Multi-Agent Learning for Decentralized POMDPs. Proceedings of 7th Workshop on Multiagent Sequential Decision Making Under Uncertainty, held in conjunction with 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems . 2012.

2011

Kim, Yoonheui; Krainin, Michael; Lesser, Victor. Effective Variants of the Max-Sum Algorithm for Radar Coordination and Scheduling. Proceedings of 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, pp. 357-364. 2011. Longer version available as technical report here: http://mas.cs.umass.edu/paper/502

Mostafa, Hala. Exploiting Structure in Coordinating Multiple Decision Makers. Ph.D. Thesis. 2011.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. Compact Mathematical Programs For DEC-MDPs With Structured Agent Interactions. Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2011), pp. 523-530. 2011.

Zafar, Huzaifa; Corkill, Daniel. Leveraging Failures to Enhance Hierarchical Concept Learning when Training and Testing are Limited. University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Technical Report #2011-026. 2011.

Corkill, Daniel; Durfee, Edmund; Lesser, Victor; Zafar, Huzaifa; Zhang, Chongjie. Organizationally Adept Agents. 12th International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN@AAMAS 2011), pp. 15-30. 2011. Held in conjunction with 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-11).

An, Bo. AUTOMATED NEGOTIATION FOR COMPLEX MULTI-AGENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION. Ph.D. Thesis. 2011.

Kim, Yoonheui; Krainin, Michael; and Lesser, Victor. Effective Variants of Max-Sum Algorithm to Radar Coordination and Scheduling. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2011-007. 2011.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor. Negotiation Over Decommitment Penalty. Proc. of 10th Intl. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2011); Extended Abstract, Tumer, Yolum, Sonenberg & Stone, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1101-1102. 2011.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor. Negotiation Over Decommitment Penalty. UMASS Department of Computer Science Technical Report 2011-009. 2011.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor; Sim, Kwang Mong. Strategic Agents for Multi-resource Negotiation. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 23, Number 1, Springer Netherlands, pp. 114-153. 2011. Online version available 2010; print version appeared Spring 2011.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor; Westbrook, David; Zink, Michael. Agent-mediated Multi-step Optimization for Resource Allocation in Distributed Sensor Networks. Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Innovative Applications Track (AAMAS 2011), Volume 2, Tumer, Yolum, Sonenberg and Stone, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 609-616. 2011.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. A Compact Mathematical Formulation For Problems With Structured Agent Interactions. Proceedings of the Multi-Agent Sequential Decision Making Workshop, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, pp. 55-62. 2011.

Raja, Anita; Alexander, George; Lesser, Victor; Krainin, Michael. Coordinating Agents’ Metalevel Control. Metareasoning: Thinking about thinking, Cox, Michael T.; Raja, Anita, ed., MIT Press, pp. 201-215. 2011.

Yu, Ling; Shen, Zhiqi; Miao, Chunyan; Lesser, Victor. Genetic Algorithm Aided Optimization of Hierarchical Multi-Agent System Organization. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-11), Extended Abstract, pp. 1169-1170. 2011.

Zhang, Chongjie; and Lesser, Victor. Coordinated Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning in Networked Distributed POMDPs. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11), pp. 764-770. 2011.

2010

Yu, Ling; Shen, Zhiqi; Miao, Chunyan; Lesser, Victor. Genetic Algorithm Aided Optimization of Hierarchical Multi-Agent System Organization. UMass Amherst Computer Science Technical Report 2011-003. 2010.

Cheng, Shanjun; Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Multiagent Meta-level Control for Predicting Meteorological Phenomena. Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-10), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 157-164. 2010.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor. Characterizing Contract-based Multi-agent Resource Allocation in Networks. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B, Volume 40, Number 3, IEEE, pp. 575-586. 2010.

An, Bo; Gatti, Nicola; Lesser, Victor . Searching for Pure Strategy Equilibria in Bilateral Bargaining with One-sided Uncertainty. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (Short Paper), pp. 1607-1608. 2010.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor; Irwin, David; Zink, Michael . Automated Negotiation with Decommitment for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 981-988. 2010.

Cheng, Shanjun; Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Multiagent Meta-level Control for Predicting Meteorological Phenomena. Proceedings of AAAI-10 Workshop on Metacognition for Robust Social Systems, Technical Report WS-10-07, pp. 6-13. 2010.

Corkill, Daniel D. Deploying Power-Aware, Wireless Sensor Agents. The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press. 2010. To appear

Kim, Yoonheui; Krainin, Michael; Lesser, Victor. Application of Max-Sum Algorithm to Radar Coordination and Scheduling. Twelfth International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning, pp. 5-19. 2010. Held in conjunction with AAMAS 2010.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. Exploiting Structure To Efficiently Solve Loosely Coupled Stochastic Games. AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Multi-agent Sequential Decision-Making in Uncertain Domains, pp. 46-53. 2010.

Zafar, Huzaifa; Corkill, Daniel. Reducing Online Model Development Time by Agents using Constraints between Shared Observations. The Computer Journal, Rogers, Alex, ed., Oxford University Press. 2010. To appear

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor. Multi-Agent Learning with Policy Prediction. Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 927-934. 2010.

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor; Abdallah, Sherief. Self-Organization for Coordinating Decentralized Reinforcement Learning. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, van der Hoek, Kaminka, Lesprance, Luck and Sen, ed., pp. 739-746. 2010.

2009

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. Offline Planning for Communication by Exploiting Structured Interactions in Decentralized MDPs. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2009-020. 2009.

An, Bo; Gatti, Nicola; Lesser, Victor. Extending Alternating-Offers Bargaining in One-to-Many and Many-to-Many Settings. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2009-016, Volume 2009, Number 016. 2009.

An, Bo; Gatti, Nicola; Lesser, Victor. Bilateral Bargaining with One-sided Two-type Uncertainty. Proceedings of 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Volume 2, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 403-410. 2009.

An, Bo; Gatti, Nicola; Lesser, Victor. Extending Alternating-Offers Bargaining in One-to-Many and Many-to-Many Settings . Proceedings of 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Short Paper, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 423-426. 2009.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor; Sim, Kwang Mong. Strategic Agents for Multi-Resource Negotiation. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2009-015, Volume 2009, Number 015. 2009.

Becker, Raphen; Carlin, Alan; Lesser, Victor; Zilberstein, Shlomo. Analyzing Myopic Approaches for Multi-Agent Communication. Computational Intelligence, Volume 25, Number 1, Blackwell Publishers, pp. 31-50. 2009.

Kim, Yoonheui; Lesser, Victor;Ganesan, Deepak; Sitaraman, Ramesh. Cluster-Swap : A Distributed K-median Algorithm for Sensor Networks. 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Techonology, Volume 2, pp. 363-370. 2009.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. Offline Planning For Communication By Exploiting Structured Interactions In Decentralized MDPs. Proceedings of 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 193-200. 2009.

Zhang, Chongjie; Abdallah, Sherief; and Lesser, Victor. Integrating Organizational Control into Multi-Agent Learning. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Volume 2, Decker, Sichman, Sierra, and Castelfranchi, ed., pp. 757-764. 2009.

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor; Abdallah, Sherief. Self-Organization for Coordinating Decentralized Reinforcement Learning. UMass Computer Science Technical Report UM-CS-2009-007. 2009.

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor; Shenoy, Prashant. A Multi-Agent Learning Approach to Online Distributed Resource Allocation. Proceedings of Twenty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), Volume 1, pp. 361-366. 2009.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Yoon, S.; DiBona, P.; Appling, D.S.; Ding, L.; Doppa, J.R.; Green, D.; Guo, J.K.; Kuter, U.; Levine, G.; MacTavish, R.L.; McFarlane, D.; Michaelis, J.R.; Mostafa, Hala; Ontan, S.; Parker, C.; Radhakrishnan, J.; Rebguns, A.; Shrestha, B.; Song, Z.; Trewhitt, E.B.; Zafar, Huzaifa; Zhang, Chongjie; Corkill, Daniel; DeJong, G.; Dietterich, T.G.; Kambhampati, S.; Lesser, Victor; et al.. An Ensemble Learning and Problem-Solving Architecture for Airspace Management. Proceedings of Twenty-First Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-09), pp. 203-210. 2009.

2008

Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. Toward Peer-to-Peer Based Semantic Search Engines: An Organizational Approach. Paperback. 166 pages., VDM Verlag, Germany. 2008.

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Non-linear Dynamics in Multiagent Reinforcement Learning Algorithms. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), Padgham, Parkes, Müller and Parsons, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1321-1324. 2008. (Short paper)

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor; and Miklau, Gerome. Self-interested Database Managers Playing The View Maintenance Game. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Padgham, Parkes, Müller and Parsons, ed., IFMAAS, pp. 871-878. 2008. (Full paper)

Zafar, Huzaifa and Corkill, Daniel. Simplifying solar harvesting model-development in situated agents using pre-deployment learning and information sharing. Proceedings of Second International Workshop on Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN-08), pp. 41-48. 2008. (A version of this paper is also available as a UMass Tech Report #08-07)

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. A Multiagent Reinforcement Learning Algorithm with Non-linear Dynamics. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Volume 33, pp. 521-549. 2008.

An, Bo; Douglis, F.; Ye, F. Heuristics for negotiation schedules in multi-plan optimization. Proc. of the 7th International Joint Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS08), pp. 551-558. 2008.

An, Bo; Lesser, Victor; Sim, Kwang Mong. Decommitment in Multi-resource Negotiation. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), Padgham, Parkes, Müller and Parsons, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 1553-1556. 2008. (Short paper)

Corkill, Daniel D. Reporting Down Under: A CNAS (Collaborative Network for Atmospheric Sensing) Update. Second International Workshop on Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN-08), pp. 25-32. 2008.

Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor. Using quantitative models to search for appropriate organizational designs. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 16, Number 2, Springer, pp. 95-149. 2008.

Kim, Yoonheui; Lesser, Victor. Finding Minimum Data Requirements Using Pseudo-Independence. 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Volume 2, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 57-64. 2008.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. Approximately Solving Sequential Games with Incomplete Information. Proceedings of the AAMAS08 Workshop on Multi-Agent Sequential Decision Making in Uncertain Multi-Agent Domains, Shen, J.; Varakantham, P.; Maheswaran, R., ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 92-106. 2008.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Coordinating Agents’ Meta-level Control. Proceedings of AAAI 2008 Workshop on Metareasoning: Thinking about Thinking, AAAI Press. 2008.

Sims, Mark; Corkill, Daniel; Lesser, Victor. Automated Organization Design for Multi-agent Systems. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 16, Number 2, Springer-Netherlands, pp. 151-185. 2008.

Zafar, Huzaifa; Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Daniel; and Ganesan, Deepak. Using Organization Knowledge to Improve Routing Performance in Wireless Multi-Agent Networks. Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2008), Padgham, Parkes, Mller and Parsons, ed., IFAAMAS, pp. 821-828. 2008. (Full paper; A longer version of this paper is available as UMass Tech Report #07-68)

Zhang, Chongjie; Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Efficient Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning through Automated Supervision. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Padgham, Parkes, Müller and Parsons, ed., IFMAAS, pp. 1365-1368. 2008. (Short paper)

Zhang, Chongjie; Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. MASPA: Multi-Agent Automated Supervisory Policy Adaptation. University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Department Technical Report, Volume 08, Number 03. 2008.

Zhang, Chongjie; Lesser, Victor; and Shenoy, Prashant. A Multi-Agent Learning Approach to Resource Sharing across Computing Clusters. UMass Computer Science Technical Report UM-CS-2008-035. 2008.

2007

Zafar, Huzaifa; Lesser, Victor; and Ganesan, Deepak. Exploiting Organization and Learned Knowledge to Reduce the Exploration Cost of Routing. University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Technical Report #07-68. 2007.

Krainin, Michael; An, Bo; Lesser, Victor. An Application of Automated Negotiation to Distributed Task Allocation. 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2007), IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 138-145. 2007. This is an extended version of the conference paper.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor. Minimizing Privacy Loss in the View Maintenance Problem. Poster Presented at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. 2007.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. A Framework for Meta-level Control in Multi-Agent Systems. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 15, Number 2, Springer, pp. 147-196. 2007. (An earlier version is available as University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report 2004-094, at: http://www.sis.uncc.edu/~anraja/PAPERS/UM-CS-2004-094.pdf )

An, Bo; Sim, Kwang Mong; Lesser, Victor. Evolving the Best-response Strategy to Decide When to Make a Proposal. 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, pp. 1035-1042. 2007.

Sims, Mark; Corkill, Daniel; and Lesser, Victor. Knowledgeable Automated Organization Design for Multi-Agent Systems. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 07-43. 2007. Submitted to JAAMAS

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Multiagent Reinforcement Learning and Self-Organization in a Network of Agents. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, IFAAMAS, pp. 172-179. 2007. "Best Paper Award" Nominee.

Becker, Raphen; Corkill, Daniel. Determining Confidence when Integrating Contributions from Multiple Agents. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 449-456. 2007.

Corkill, Daniel D.; Holzhauer, Douglas; Koziarz, Walter. Turn Off Your Radios! Environmental Monitoring Using Power-Constrained Sensor Agents. First International Workshop on Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN-07), pp. 31-38. 2007.

Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. A Reinforcement Learning-based Distributed Search Algorithm for Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Information. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, IFAAMAS, pp. 219-226. 2007.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor. Meta-Level Coordination for Solving Negotiation Chains in Semi-Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, IFAAMAS, pp. 50-57. 2007.

Mostafa, Hala; Lesser, Victor; and Miklau, Gerome. View Maintenance With Self-Interested Decision Makers. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2007-55. 2007. This is a long version of the AAMAS08 paper.

Shen, Jiaying. Communication Management In Distributed Sensor Interpretation. PhD Thesis. 2007.

Xuan, P.; Lesser, V. Decomposing Centralized Multiagent Policies. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Computer Science Technical Report. 2007.

2006

Wagner, Thomas; Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications to Sophisticated Control in TAEMS Agents. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 13, Number 3, Springer: Netherlands, pp. 235-292. 2006. On-line version available April 2006.

Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. Forming and Searching Content-Based Hierarchical Agent Clusters In Distributed Information Retrieval Systems. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, Volume 4, Number 4, IOS Press, pp. 353-370. 2006.

Mailler, Roger; Lesser, Victor. Asynchronous Partial Overlay: A New Algorithm for Solving Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Volume 25, AI Access Foundation, pp. 529-576. 2006.

Sims, Mark; Mostafa, Hala; Horling, Bryan; Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Dan. Lateral and Hierarchical Partial Centralization for Distributed Coordination and Scheduling of Complex Hierarchical Task Networks. AAAI 2006 Spring Symposium on Distributed Plan and Schedule Management. 2006.

Horling, Bryan. Quantitative Organizational Modeling and Design for Multi-Agent Systems. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 2006.

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Learning the Task Allocation Game. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, ACM Press, pp. 850-857. 2006.

Guo, AnYuan; Lesser Victor. Stochastic Planning for Weakly-Coupled Distributed Agents. Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, ACM, pp. 326-328. 2006. Short paper.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Using Queuing Theory to Predict Organizational Metrics. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, ACM, pp. 1098-1100. 2006. Appeared as short paper in conference; available here in full length version.

Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor; Vincent, Regis and Wagner, Thomas. The Soft Real-Time Agent Control Architecture. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 12, Number 1, Springer Science+Business Media , pp. 35-92. 2006. An earlier version is available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2002-14.

Shen, Jiaying; and Lesser, Victor. Communication Management Using Abstraction in Distributed Bayesian Networks. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, ACM Press, pp. 622-629. 2006.

Shen, Jiaying; Becker, Raphen; and Lesser, Victor. Agent Interaction in Distributed MDPs and its Implications on Complexity. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, ACM, pp. 529-536. 2006.

Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. Multi-Agent Based Peer-to-Peer Information Retrieval Systems With Concurrent Search Sessions. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006), ACM, pp. 305-312. 2006.

Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. A Cooperative Mediation-Based Protocol for Dynamic, Distributed Resource Allocation. IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, Special Issue on Game-theoretic Analysis and Stochastic Simulation of Negotiation Agents, Volume 36, Number 1, IEEE Press, pp. 80-91. 2006.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, V.; Wagner, Tom. Integrative Negotiation Among Agents Situated in Organizations. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, Volume 36, Number 1, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 19-30. 2006. Special Issue on Game-theoretic Analysis & Stochastic Simulation of Negotiation Agents

2005

Ostwald, John; Lesser, Victor; Abdallah, Sherief. Combinatorial Auction for Resource Allocation in a Distributed Sensor Network. The 26th IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium, (RTSS'05), IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 266-274. 2005.

Becker, Raphen; Lesser, Victor; Zilberstein, Shlomo. Analyzing Myopic Approaches for Multi-Agent Communication. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 05), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 550-557. 2005. Winner of the BEST PAPER AWARD.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Using ODML to Model Organizations for Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2005), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 72-80. 2005.

Sims, Mark; Kurose, Jim; and Lesser, Victor. Streaming versus Batch Processing of Sensor Data in a Hazardous Weather Detection System. Proceedings of Second Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON 2005), pp. 185-196. 2005.

de Oliveira, D.; Bazzan, Ana; Lesser, V. Using Cooperative Mediation to Coordinate Traffic Lights: a Case Study. Proceedings of Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 463-469. 2005.

Guo, AnYuan; Lesser, Victor. Planning for Weakly-Coupled Partially Observable Stochastic Games. Proceedings of the 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 1715-1716. 2005. (Extended abstract.)

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Analyzing, Modeling and Predicting Organizational Effects in a Distributed Sensor Network. Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society, Special Issue on Agents Organizations, Volume 11, Number 1, pp. 9-30. 2005.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Using ODML to Model and Design Organizations for Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of the Workshop on From Organizations to Organization Oriented Programming (OOOP 05), Boissier, Olivier; Dignum, Virginia; Matson, Eric; and Sichman, Jaime, ed., pp. 33-48. 2005.

Shen, Jiaying; and Lesser, Victor. Communication Management Using Abstraction in Distributed Bayesian Networks. Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS 05), New York: ACM Press, pp. 1115-1116. 2005. (Extended Abstract; Presented as Poster.)

Shen, Jiaying; Weber, Ingo; and Lesser, Victor. OAR: A Formal Framework for Multi-Agent Negotiation. Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 05), AAAI, pp. 176-183. 2005.

Zheng, Qinhe; Zhang, Xiaoqin. Automatic Formation and Analysis of Multi-Agent Virtual Organization. the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society: Special Issue on Agents Organizations, Volume 11, Number 1, pp. 74-89. 2005.

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Modeling Task Allocation Using a Decision Theoretic Model. Proceedings of Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, ACM Press, pp. 719-726. 2005.

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Learning Task Allocation via Multi-Level Policy Gradient Algorithm with Dynamic Learning Rate . Proceedings of Workshop on Planning and Learning in A Priori Unknown or Dynamic Domains, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI, Bulitko, V.; and Koenig, S., ed., pp. 76-82. 2005.

Guo, AnYuan. Planning for Weakly-Coupled Partially Observable Stochastic Games. University of Massachusetts-Amherst Computer Science Technical Report. 2005. This paper was accepted (as a Short Paper -- acceptance rate ~22%) at The 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2005), but was not published because the authors were unable to attend.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Distribution Strategies for Collaborative and Adaptive Sensor Networks. Proceedings of the International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems (KIMAS 2005), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 497-504. 2005.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Quantitative Organizational Models for Large-Scale Agent Systems. Massively Multi-Agent Systems I, Volume LNAI 3446, Ishida, Toru; Gasser, Les; and Nakashima, Hideyuki, ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 121-135. 2005.

Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. A Queueing Theory Based Analysis on Agent Control Mechanisms in Peer-to-Peer based Information Retrieval Systems. International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management 2005 Workshop on Peer to Peer based Information Retrieval . 2005.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor. Solving Negotiation Chains in Semi Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems. UMASSD-CIS-TR-2005007. 2005.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor; and Abdallah, Sherief . Efficient Management of Multi-Linked Negotiation Based on a Formalized Model. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 10, Number 2, pp. 165-205. 2005.

Zhang, XiaoQin; Lesser, Victor; Podorozhny, Rodion . Multi-Dimensional, MultiStep Negotiation for Task Allocation in a Cooperative System. Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 5-40. 2005.

Zink, M.; Westbrook, D.; Abdallah, S.; Horling, B.; Lyons, E.; Lakamraju, V.; Manfredi, V.; Kurose, J.; and Hondl, K. Meteorological Command and Control: An End-to-end Architecture for a Hazardous Weather Detection Sensor Network. Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on End-to-End, Sense-and-Respond Systems, Applications, and Services (EESR 05), pp. 37-42. 2005.

2004

Becker, Raphen; Zilberstein, Shlomo; Lesser, Victor; Goldman, Claudia V. Solving Transition Independent Decentralized Markov Decision Processes. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Volume 22, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, pp. 423-455. 2004.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Data Dissemination Techniques For Distributed Simulation Environments. Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, Ingalls, R. G.; Rossetti, M. D.; Smith, J. S.; and Peters, B. A., ed., Omnipress, pp. 792-800. 2004.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. Quantitative Organizational Models for Large-Scale Agent Systems. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 297-312. 2004.

Sims, Mark; Corkill, Daniel; and Lesser, Victor. Separating Application-Specific and Organizational Coordination Issues during Multi-Agent Organizational Design and Instantiation. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 04-98, Number 04-98, University of Massachusetts. 2004. A significantly revised version of the paper can be found here

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Organization-Based Cooperative Coalition Formation. Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Techonology, IAT, pp. 162-168. 2004. Longer version available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2004-04.

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. A Case Study of Organizational Effects in a Distributed Sensor Network. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), pp. 51-57. 2004.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Meta-level Reasoning in Deliberative Agents. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), pp. 141-147. 2004.

Sims, Mark; Corkill, Daniel; and Lesser, Victor. Separating Domain and Coordination in Multi-Agent Organizational Design and Instantiation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), pp. 155-161. 2004. A significantly revised version of the paper can be found here

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. A Case Study of Organizational Effects in a Distributed Sensor Network. Proceedings of the AAAI-04 Workshop on Agent Organizations: Theory and Practice, AAAI Press, California, pp. 23-30. 2004. Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 04-03.

Lesser, V.; Decker, K.; Wagner, T.; Carver, N.; Garvey, A.; Horling, B.; Neiman, D.; Podorozhny, R.; NagendraPrasad, M.; Raja, A.; Vincent, R.; Xuan, P.; Zhang, X.Q. Evolution of the GPGP/TAEMS Domain-Independent Coordination Framework. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 9, Number 1, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 87-143. 2004. This is a revised version of the paper that appeared in Proceedings 1st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 2002.

Scerri, Paul; Vincent, Regis; and Mailler, Roger. Comparing Three Approaches to Large Scale Coordination. Proceedings of the First Workshop on the Challenges in the Coordination of Large Scale Multi-agent Systems. 2004.

Shen, Jiaying; Zhang, Xiaoqin; and Lesser, Victor. Degree of Local Cooperation and its Implication on Global Utility. Proceedings of Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2004), Volume 2, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 546-553. 2004.

Sims, Mark; Corkill, Daniel; and Lesser, Victor. Separating Domain and Coordination Knowledge in Multi-Agent Organizational Design and Instantiation. Proceedings of the AAAI-04 Workshop on Agent Organizations: Theory and Practice, AAAI Press, California, pp. 1-7. 2004. A significantly revised version of the paper can be found here

Abdallah, Sherief; Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. The Role of an Agent Organization in a Grid Computing Environment. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , (ICAPS 2004), Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Web and Grid Services, pp. 1-8. 2004.

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. The Farm Distributed Simulation Environment. Computer Science Technical Report 2004-12, Number 2004-12, University of Massachusetts. 2004.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Reasoning about Coordination Costs in Resource-Bounded Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of AAAI 2004 Spring Symposium on Bridging the multiagent and multirobotic research gap , pp. 35-40. 2004.

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. Farm: A Scalable Environment for Multi-Agent Development and Evaluation. Advances in Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems, Carlos Lucena, Alessandro Garcia, Alexander Romanovsky, Jaelson Castro and Paulo Alencar, ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 220-237. 2004.

Abdallah, Sherief; Lesser, Victor. Organization-Based Coalition Formation. Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems , Volume 3, (AAMAS04), pp. 1296-1297. 2004. Extended Abstract.

Becker, Raphen; Lesser, Victor; Zilberstein, Shlomo. Decentralized Markov Decision Processes with Event-Driven Interactions. The Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, Volume 1, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 302-309. 2004.

Cassin, P.; Eliot, C.; Lesser, V.; Rawlins, K.; Woolf, B. Ontology Extraction for Educational Knowledge Bases. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2926, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, pp. 297-309. 2004. Revised and Invited Papers from Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management: International Symposium AMKM 2003, Stanford, CA, March 24-26, 2003.

Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. A Survey of Multi-Agent Organizational Paradigms. The Knowledge Engineering Review, Volume 19, Number 4, Cambridge University Press, pp. 281-316. 2004. An earlier version is available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 04-45.

Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. Solving Distributed Constraint Optimization Problems Using Cooperative Mediation. Proceedings of Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 438-445. 2004.

Mailler,Roger; and Lesser,Victor. Using Cooperative Mediation to Solve Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Proceedings of Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2004), Volume 1, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 446-453. 2004.

Xuan, Ping; Lesser, Victor; and Zilberstein, Shlomo. Modeling Cooperative Multiagent Problem Solving as Decentralized Decision Processes. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. 2004. (under review)

Zhang, Haizheng; Croft, Bruce; Levine, Brian; and Lesser, Victor. A Multi-agent Approach for Peer-to-Peer based Information Retrieval System. Proceedings of Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, pp. 456-464. 2004.

Zhang, Haizheng; Lesser, Victor. A Dynamically Formed Hierarchical Agent Organization for a Distributed Content Sharing System . Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 169-175. 2004. A longer version is available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 04-47

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor; Wagner, Thomas. A Layered Approach to Complex Negotiations. the (WIAS) Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, IOS Press, pp. 91-104. 2004.

2003

Corkill, Daniel D. Collaborating Software: Blackboard and Multi-Agent Systems & the Future. Proceedings of the International Lisp Conference. 2003. Invited paper.

Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. A Mediation Based Protocol for Distributed Constraint Satisfaction. The Fourth International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning, pp. 49-58. 2003.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Automated Meta-Level Control Reasoning in Complex Agents. Proceedings of workshop on Agents and Automated Reasoning in the Eighteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2003). 2003.

Xiang, Y.; and Lesser, V. A Constructive Graphical Model Approach for Knowledge-Based Systems: A Vehicle Monitoring Case Study. Computational Intelligence, Volume 19, Number 3, Blackwell Publishing, pp. 284-309. 2003.

Becker, Raphen; Zilberstein, Shlomo; Lesser, Victor; Goldman, Claudia V.. Transition-Independent Decentralized Markov Decision Processes. Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, ACM Press, pp. 41-48. 2003. Received BEST PAPER AWARD.

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; Sims, Mark; and Lesser, Victor. Using and Maintaining Organization in a Large-Scale Distributed Sensor Network. Proceedings of the Workshop on Autonomy, Delegation, and Control (AAMAS03). 2003.

Mailler, Roger; Lesser, Victor; and Horling, Bryan. Cooperative Negotiation for Soft Real-Time Distributed Resource Allocation. Proceedings of Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2003), ACM Press, pp. 576-583. 2003. Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2002-49.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Efficient Meta-Level Control in Bounded Rational Agents. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, ACM Press, pp. 1104-1105. 2003. Extended abstract, full version in UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2002-051

Shen, Jiaying; Lesser, Victor; Carver, Norman. Minimizing Communication Cost in a Distributed Bayesian Network using a Decentralized MDP. Proceedings of Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2003), Volume AAMAS03, ACM Press, pp. 678-685. 2003. Also submitted as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2002-52.

Sims, Mark; Goldman, Claudia; and Lesser, Victor. Self-Organization through Bottom-up Coalition Formation. Proceedings of Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2003), ACM Press, pp. 867-874. 2003. Also sponsored by NSF Grant #DMI0122173 and Air Force Office of Scientific Research grand #F49620-03-1-0090

Wagner, Tom; Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor; Phelps, John; and Guralnik, Valerie. The Struggle for Reuse: Pros and Cons of Generalization in Taems and its Impact on Technology Transition. Proceedings of the ISCA 12th International Conference on Intelligent and Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering (IASSE-2003). 2003.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor; and Abdallah, Sherief. Efficient Ordering and Parameterization of Multi-Linked Negotiation. Proceedings 2nd International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. (Extended abstract), Volume AAMAS03, ACM Press, pp. 1170-1171. 2003. Full version available as University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report #02-42.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor; Wagner, Thomas. A Multi-Leveled Negotiation Framework. Proceedings 2nd International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. (Extended abstract), Volume AAMAS03, ACM Press, pp. 1172-1173. 2003. Full version available as University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report #02-44.

Lesser, Victor. Experiences Buliding a Distributed Sensor Network. Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, AI, Xiang & B. Chaib-draa, ed., Springer, pp. 1-6. 2003.

Rubinstein, Zachary B.; and Corkill, Daniel D. Mixed-Initiative Management of Dynamic Business Processes. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Workshop on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, pp. 39-44. 2003.

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. Farm: A Scalable Environment for Multi-Agent Development and Evaluation. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems (SELMAS 2003), pp. 171-177. 2003.

Lesser, Victor; Ortiz, Charles; and Tambe, Milind. Distributed Sensor Networks: A Multiagent Perspective (Edited book). Series: MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES, AND SIMULATED ORGANIZATIONS, Volume 9, Lesser, V.; Ortiz, C.; and Tambe, M., ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2003. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-7499-9 386 pp.

Corkill, Daniel D.; Rubinstein, Zachary B.; Lander, Susan E.; and Lesser, Victor. Live-Representation Process Management. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, pp. 203-208. 2003.

Egyed, Alexander; Horling, Bryan; Becker, Raphen; and Balzer, Robert. Visualization and Debugging Tools. Distributed Sensor Networks: A multiagent perspective, Lesser, Victor; Ortiz, Charles; and Tambe, Milind, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 33-41. 2003. Book chapter.

Horling, Bryan; Mailler, Roger; Shen, Jiaying; Vincent, Regis, and Lesser, Victor. Using Autonomy, Organizational Design and Negotiation in a Distributed Sensor Network. Distributed Sensor Networks: A multiagent perspective, Lesser, Victor; Ortiz, Charles; and Tambe, Milind, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 139-183. 2003. Book chapter.

Mailler, Roger and Lesser, Victor. Cooperative Negotiation for Optimized Distributed Resource Allocation in Soft Real-Time. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2003-07. 2003.

Wang, Guandong; Zhang, Weixiong; Mailler, Roger; and Lesser, Victor. Analysis of Negotiation Protocols by Distributed Search. Distributed Sensor Networks: A multiagent perspective, Lesser, Victor; Ortiz, Charles; and Tambe, Milind, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 339-361. 2003.

Xiang, Yang; Lesser, Victor. On the Role of Multiply Sectioned Bayesian Networks for Cooperative Multiagent Systems. IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A), Volume 33, Number 4, IEEE, pp. 489-501. 2003.

Xuan, Ping; Lesser, Victor. Using Agent Commitments as Planning Contexts. International Journal on Cooperative Information Systems, (Submitted, under review). 2003.

Zhang, XiaoQin; Lesser, Victor; Wagner, Thomas. Integrative Negotiation in Complex Organizational Agent Systems. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 140-146. 2003.

Zhang, X.Q.; Lesser, V.R.; Wagner, T. A Two-Level Negotiation Framework for Complex Negotiations. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 311-317. 2003.

Carver, Norman; Lesser, Victor. Domain Monotonicity and the Performance of Local Solution Strategies for CDPS-based Distributed Sensor Interpretation and Distributed Diagnosis. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 6, Number 1, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 35-76. 2003.

Shen, Jiaying; Adler, Micah; Lesser, Victor. A Formal Study of Distributed Resource Allocation Strategies in Multi-Agent Systems. 2003.

2002

Jensen, David; Lesser, Victor. Social Pathologies of Adaptive Agents. Safe Learning Agents: Papers from the 2002 AAAI Spring Symposium., Volume TR SS-02-07, M. Barley & H. Guesgen, ed., AAAI Press. 2002.

Wagner, T.; Lesser, V.. Evolving Real-Time Local Agent Control for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems. Intelligent Agents VIII: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, Volume 2333, J. Meyer & M. Tambe, ed., Springer-Verlag, pp. 51-68. 2002.

Bordini, R.H.; Bazzan, A.L.C.; Jannone, R. de O.; Basso, D.M.; Vicari, R.M.; Lesser, V.R. AgentSpeak(XL): Efficient Intention Selection in BDI Agents via Decision-Theoretic Task Scheduling. Proceedings of 1st International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 3, ACM Press, pp. 1294-1302. 2002.

Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor; Vincent, Regis and Wagner, Thomas. The Soft Real-Time Agent Control Architecture. Proceedings of the AAAI/KDD/UAI-2002 Joint Workshop on Real-Time Decision Support and Diagnosis Systems. 2002. Also available as UMass Computer Science Tech Report 02-14.

Raja, Anita; Lesser, Victor. Meta-Level Control in Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of AAAI/KDD/UAI-2002 Joint Workshop on Real-Time Decision Support and Diagnosis Systems. (Also UMass Computer Science Technical Report 01-49, Nov. 2001), Volume WS-02-15, pp. 47-53. 2002.

Xiaoqin Zhang; Victor Lesser; and Tom Wagner . Integrative Negotiation In Complex Organizational Agent Systems. Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2002), (Extended Abstract), pp. 503-504. 2002. A full version is available as University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report #02-43,

Becker, Raphen; Zilberstein, Shlomo; Lesser, Victor; and Goldman, Claudia V.. Transition-Independent Decentralized Markov Decision Processes. University of Massachusetts/Amherst Computer Science Technical Report, Number 02-50. 2002.

Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor; Vincent, Regis; and Wagner, Tom. The Soft Real-Time Agent Control Architecture. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 2002-14, Number 02-14, University of Massachusetts. 2002. See also this paper.

Lesser, V.; Decker, K.; Wagner, T.; Carver, N.; Garvey, A.; Horling, B.; Neiman, D.; Podorozhny, R.; NagendraPrasad, M.; Raja, A.; Vincent, R.; Xuan, P.; Zhang, X.Q. Evolution of the GPGP/TAEMS Domain-Independent Coordination Framework. Proceedings 1st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (Plenary Lecture/Extended Abstract), pp. 1-2. 2002. The full version is available as University of Massachusetts/Amherst Computer Science Technical Report 02-03.

Sandholm, T.; Lesser, V.. Leveled-Commitment Contracting: A Backtracking Instrument for Multiagent Systems. AI Magazine, Volume Fall 23, Number 3, pp. 89-100. 2002.

Shen, Hao; Shen, Jiaying. Existence of Resolvable Group Divisible Designs with Block Size Four I. Discrete Mathematics, Volume 254, Elsevier, pp. 513-525. 2002.

Shen, Jiaying; Lesser, Victor; and Carver, Norman. Controlling Information Exchange in Distributed Bayesian Networks. UMASS Tech Report 02-22. 2002.

Xiaoqin Zhang; Victor Lesser. Multi-Linked Negotiation in Multi-Agent System. Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents And MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 2002), pp. 1207-1214. 2002.

Xuan, Ping; Lesser, Victor. Multi-Agent Policies: From Centralized Ones to Decentralized Ones. Proceedings of the 1st International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Volume Part 3, ACM Press, pp. 1098-1105. 2002.

Zhang, Xiaoqin; Lesser, Victor; and Wagner, Tom. Integrative Negotiation In Complex Organizational Agent Systems. University of Massachusetts Computer Science Tech Report #02-43, Number 02-43, University of Massachusetts. 2002.

2001

Mailler, Roger; Vincent, Regis; Lesser, Victor; Middlekoop, Tim; and Shen, Jiaying. Soft Real-Time, Cooperative Negotiation for Distributed Resource Allocation. AAAI Fall Symposium on Negotiation Methods for Autonomous Cooperative Systems. 2001.

Zhang, X.Q.; Lesser, V.; Podorozhny, R. New Results on Cooperative, MultiStep Negotiation Over a Multi-Dimensional Utility Function. Proceedings of AAAI Fall Symposium on Negotiation Methods for Autonomous Cooperative Systems. 2001.

Zhang, X.Q.; Lesser, V.; Wagner, T. A Proposed Approach to Sophisticated Negotiation. AAAI Fall Symposium on Negotiation Methods for Autonomous Cooperative Systems. 2001.

Raja, Anita, and Lesser, Victor. Towards Bounded-Rationality in Multi-Agent Systems: A Reinforcement Learning Based Approach. University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report, Volume 2001, Number 34. 2001.

Shen, Jiaying, Lesser, Victor, and Carver, Norman. Reasoning about Remote Data in CDPS with Distributed Bayesian Network. Proceedings of Multi-Agent Systems and Applications - ACAI 2001 & EASSS 2001 Student Sessions. 2001.

Horling, Bryan, Benyo, Brett, and Lesser, Victor. Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 529-536. 2001.

Horling, Bryan, Vincent, Regis, Mailler, Roger, Shen, Jiaying, Becker, Raphen, Rawlins, Kyle and Lesser, Victor. Distributed Sensor Network for Real Time Tracking. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 417-424. 2001.

Vincent, Regis, Horling, Bryan, Lesser, Victor and Wagner, Thomas. Implementing Soft Real-Time Agent Control. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 355-362. 2001.

Raja, A.; Lesser, V. Real-Time Meta-Level Control in Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of Multi-Agent Systems and Applications - ACAI 2001 & EASSS 2001 Student Sessions. (Also: Proceedings of Adaptability and Embodiment Using Multi-Agent Systems: AEMAS 2001 Workshop). 2001.

Raja, A.; Wagner, T.; Lesser, V. Reasoning about Uncertainty in Agent Control. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems, Analysis, and Synthesis, Computer Science and Engineering: Part 1, Volume VII, pp. 156-161. 2001.

Vincent, Regis; Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor; and Wagner, Thomas. Implementing Soft Real-Time Agent Control. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 355-362. 2001. Recieved Honorable Mention in FIPA Software Prototypes Track Demonstration Competition

Wagner, T. and Lesser, V. Design-to-Criteria Scheduling: Real-Time Agent Control. Infrastructure for Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Scalable Multi-Agent Systems: International Workshop on Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems (Part of Series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), Volume 1887, Wagner & Rana, ed., Springer, pp. 128-143. 2001.

Wagner, Thomas, and Horling, Bryan. The Struggle for Reuse and Domain Independence: Research with TAEMS, DTC and JAF. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Infrastructure for Agents, MAS, and Scalable MAS (Agents 2001), AAAI. 2001.

Woolf, B.; Lesser, V.; Eliot , C.; Klein, M. A Digital Market Place for Education. Electronics Business and Education: Recent Advances in Internet Infrastructures, F. Particle & V. Milutinovic, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2001.

Sandholm, Tuomas; Lesser, Victor. Leveled Commitment Contracts and Strategic Breach. Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 35, Academic Press, pp. 212-270. 2001.

Vincent, Regis; Horling, Bryan; and Lesser, Victor. An Agent Infrastructure to Build and Evaluate Multi-Agent Systems: The Java Agent Framework and Multi-Agent System Simulator. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: Infrastructure for Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 1887, Wagner and Rana (eds.), Springer,, pp. 102-127. 2001.

Wagner, Thomas; Lesser, Victor. Evolving Real-Time Local Agent Control for Large-Scale MAS. Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 17-18. 2001.

Xuan, P.; Lesser, V.; Zilberstein, S.. Communication Decisions in Multi-agent Cooperation: Model and Experiments. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 616-623. 2001.

2000

Horling, Bryan, Lesser, Victor, Vincent, Regis. Multi-Agent System Simulation Framework. 16th IMACS World Congress 2000 on Scientific Computation, Applied Mathematics and Simulation. 2000.

Woolf, Beverly Park, Lesser, Victor, Eliot, Chris, Zachary, Eyler-Walker, Klein, Mark. A Digital Market Place for Education. International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science and Education on the Internet (SSGRR 2000). 2000.

Horling, Bryan, Benyo, Brett, and Lesser, Victor. Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures. The Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS 2000), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 397-398. 2000.

Vincent, Regis, Horling, Bryan, Lesser, Victor. Experiences in Simulating Multi-Agent Systems Using TAEMS. The Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS 2000), AAAI. 2000.

Zhang, XiaoQin; Podorozhny,Rodion; Lesser, Victor. Cooperative, MultiStep Negotiation Over a Multi-Dimensional Utility Function. Proceeding of the IASTED International Conference, Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2000), IASTED/ACTA Press, pp. 136-142. 2000.

Raja, Anita, Lesser, Victor, and Wagner, Thomas. Toward Robust Agent Control in Open Environments. Proceedings of 5th International Conference of Autonomous Agents(AA 2000). Also Umass CS Technical Report 1999-059, pp. 84-91. 2000.

XiaoQin Zhang, Anita Raja, Barbara Lerner. Integrating High-Level and Detailed Agent Coordination into a Layered Architecture. The workshop on Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, Agents 2000. Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1999-029.. 2000.

Lesser, Victor; Horling, Bryan; Klassner, Frank; Raja, Anita; Wagner, Thomas; and Zhang, Shelley. BIG: An Agent for Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Making. Artificial Intelligence Journal, Special Issue on Internet Information Agents, Volume 118, Number 1-2, Elsevier Science, pp. 197-244. 2000. Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1998-52

Wagner, Thomas; Benyo, Brett; Lesser, Victor; Xuan, Ping. Investigating Interactions Between Agent Conversations and Agent Control Components. Issues in Agent Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Frank Dignum and Mark Greaves, ed., Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 314-331. 2000. Also available as UMASS Computer Science Technical Report #99-07.

Lesser, Victor; Horling, Bryan; Raja, Anita; Wagner, Thomas; Zhang, Xiaoqin. Resource-Bounded Searches in an Information Marketplace. IEEE Internet Computing: Agents on the Net, Volume 4, Number 2, IEEE Computer Society Publications, pp. 49-57. 2000.

Raja, Anita, Wagner, Thomas and Lesser, Victor. Reasoning about Uncertainty in Design-to-Criteria Scheduling. Proceedings of AAAI 2000 Spring Symposium on Real-Time Autonomous Systems, AAAI, pp. 76-83. 2000.

Wagner, Thomas and Lesser, Victor. Design-to-Criteria Scheduling: Real-Time Agent Control. Proceedings of AAAI 2000 Spring Symposium on Real-Time Autonomous Systems, A version also available as UMASS CS Tech Report 99-58, pp. 89-96. 2000.

Wagner, Thomas; Lesser, Victor. Relating Quantified Motivations for Organizationally Situated Agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Intelligent Agents VI. Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages, Volume 1757, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 334-348. 2000.

Xuan, Ping, Lesser, Victor, and Zilberstein, Shlomo. Communication in Multi-agent Markov Decision Processes. University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report 2000-01. 2000.

Xuan, P.; Lesser V. Incorporating Uncertainty in Agent Commitments . Intelligent Agents VI: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, Volume 1757, N.R. Jennings & Y. Lesperance, ed., Springer Verlag, pp. 57-70. 2000.

Zhang, X.Q.; Raja, A.; Lerner, B.; Lesser, V.; Osterweil, L.; and Wagner, T.. Integrating high-level and detailed agent coordination into a layered architecture. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, Springer-Verlag, pp. 72-79. 2000.

Horling, Bryan, Lesser, Victor, Vincent, Regis, Bazzan, Ana, and Xuan, Ping. Diagnosis as an Integral Part of Multi-Agent Adaptability. Proceedings of DARPA Information Survivability Conference and Exposition, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 211-219. 2000.

Lesser, Victor. Multi-Agent Systems. Encyclopedia of Computer Science, Volume 4th Edition, Ralston, Reilly & Hemmendinger; London: Nature Publishing Group, pp. 1194-1196. 2000.

Paul, Utgoff, David, Jensen,Victor, Lesser. Inferring Task Structure From Data. International Conference on Machine Learning. 2000.

Xiang, Yang and Lesser, Victor. A constructive Bayesian approach for vehicle. Proc. 3rd Inter. Conf. on Information Fusion, ThC2, pp. 14-21. 2000.

Xiang, Yang, and Lesser, Victor. Justifying Multiply Sectioned Baysean Networks. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Multi-Agent, pp. 349-356. 2000.

Xuan, Ping, Lesser, Victor, Zilberstein, Shlomo. Formal Modeling of Communication Decisions in Cooperative Multi-agent Systems. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Game Theoretic and Decision Theoretic Agents (GTDT 2000). 2000.

Xuan, Ping, Lesser, Victor, Zilberstein, Shlomo. Communication in Multi-agent Markov Decision Processes. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS-00), Poster Session. 2000.

1999

Wagner, Thomas; Raja, Anita; and Lesser, Victor. Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications to Design-to-Criteria Scheduling. UMASS Technical Report TR 1998-51, Number TR 1998-51, University of Massachusetts. 1999.

Horling, Bryan, Benyo, Brett, and Lesser, Victor. Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures. Computer Science Technical Report 1999-64, Number 1999-64, University of Massachusetts. 1999.

Jensen, David; Atighetchi, Michael; Vincent, Rgis; and Lesser, Victor. Learning Quantitative Knowledge for Multiagent Coordination. 16th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-99), American Association for Artificial Intelligence, pp. 24-31. 1999.

Horling, Bryan, and Lesser, Victor. Using Diagnosis to Learn Contextual Coordination Rules. Proceedings of the AAAI-99 Workshop on Reasoning in Context for AI Applications, AAAI Press, pp. 70-74. 1999.

Shapiro, Jonathan. Economics-Based Approaches in Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Information Networking. Accepted, Third International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Distributed Information Networking. 1999.

Wagner, Thomas and Lesser, Victor. Toward Generalized Organizationally Contexted Agent Control. Proceedings of the AAAI-99 Workshop on Reasoning in Context, a version also available as UMASS CS Tech Report TR99-18, AAAI Press, pp. 101-105. 1999.

Wagner, Thomas; Shapiro, Jonathan; Xuan, Ping; Lesser, Victor. Multi-Level Conflict in Multi-Agent Systems. Proceedings of the AAAI-99 Workshop on Negotiation in MAS , AAAI Press, pp. 50-55. 1999. Also available as UMASS CS Tech Report 99-17

Lesser, V., Horling, B., Klassner, F., Raja, A., Wagner, T., Zhang, S.. Recent Extensions to BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering Agent. Proceedings of AAAI Workshop on Intelligent Information Systems, Orlando, Florida 1999,UMASS Technical Report 1999-13. 1999.

Horling, Bryan; Lesser, Victor; Vincent, Regis; Wagner, Tom; Raja, Anita; Zhang, Shelley; Decker, Keith; and Garvey, Alan. The TAEMS White Paper. 1999.

Lesser, Victor; Atighetchi, Michael; Benyo, Brett; Horling, Bryan; Raja, Anita; Vincent, Regis; Wagner, Thomas; Xuan, Ping; and Zhang, Shelly XQ. The UMASS Intelligent Home Project. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pp. 291-298. 1999.

Nagendra Prasad, M.V. and Lesser, V. Learning Situation Specific Coordination in Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 2, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 173-207. 1999.

Raja, Anita, Wagner, Thomas, Lesser, Victor. Ensuring Robust Agent Control in Uncertain Environments.. University of Massachusetts Computer Science TR-99-027. 1999.

Shen, Hao; Shen, Jiaying. Further Results on the Existence of Labeled Resolvable Block Designs. Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Volume B4, Number 2, pp. 52-56. 1999.

Lesser, Victor. Cooperative Multiagent Systems: A Personal View of the State of the Art. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Volume 11, Number 1, IEEE Computer Society. 1999.

Lesser, Victor; Atighetchi, Michael; Benyo, Brett; Horling, Bryan; Raja, Anita; Vincent, Regis; Wagner, Thomas; Ping, Xuan; and Zhang, Shelley XQ. The Intelligent Home Testbed. Proceedings of the Autonomy Control Software Workshop (Autonomous Agent Workshop). 1999.

Lesser, Victor, Atighetchi, Michael, Benyo, Brett, Horling, Bryan, Raja, Anita, Vincent, Regis, Wagner, Thomas, Xuan, Ping, Zhang, Shelly XQ. A Multi-Agent System for Intelligent Environment Control. Computer Science Technical Report 1998-40, University of Massachusetts. 1999.

Piater, Justus H., Cohen, Paul R., Zhang, Xiaoqin, Atighetchi, Michael. A Randomized ANOVA Procedure for Comparing Performance Curves. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agent. 1999.

Xuan, Ping, and Lesser, Victor. Handling Uncertainty in Multi-Agent Commitments. Technical Report 1999-05, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 1999.

Xuan, Ping, Lesser, Victor. Incorporating Uncertainty in Agent Commitments. Intelligent Agents VI --- Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL-99), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, N. R. Jennings and Y. Lesperance (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 57-70. 1999.

1998

Horling, Bryan. A Reusable Component Architecture for Agent Construction. Computer Science Technical Report 1998-49, Number 1998-49, University of Massachusetts. 1998.

Decker, Keith, Durfee, Edmund, Lesser, Victor. Evaluating Research in Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 88-89, University of Massachusetts. 1998.

Mammen, Dorothy L., and Lesser, Victor R.. Problem Structure and Subproblem Sharing in Multi-Agent Systems. Third International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 174-181. 1998.

Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ. Zhang. A Next Generation Information Gathering Agent. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Analysis, and Synthesis; in conjunction with the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI98). 1998. Also available as UMass Computer Science Tech Report 98-72

Corkill, Daniel D.; Lander, Susan E.. Diversity in Agent Organizations. Object Magazine, Volume 8, Number 4, pp. 41-47. 1998.

Horling, Bryan, and Lesser, Victor. A Reusable Component Architecture for Agent Construction. University of Massachusetts/Amherst CMPSCI Technical Report 1998-30, Number 1998-30, University of Massachusetts. 1998.

Wagner, Thomas A. and Lesser, Victor R.. Toward Ubiquitous Satisficing Agent Control. Proceedings of the 1998 AAAI Spring Symposium on Satisficing Models, a version is also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1997-61. 1998.

Raja, Anita, Lesser, Victor, and Wagner, Thomas. A more complex view of schedule uncertainty based on contingency analysis. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 98-04, Volume 1998, Number 04. 1998.

Chia, M.H., Neiman, D.E. and Lesser, V.R. Poaching and Distraction in Asynchronous Agent Activities. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 88-95. 1998.

Bazzan, Ana L. C., Lesser, Victor R., and Xuan, Ping. Adapting an Organization Design through Domain-Independent Diagnosis. Technical Report 98-77, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.. 1998.

Bhandaru, M. and Lesser, V.. Discrepancy Directed Model Acquisition for Adaptive Perceptual Systems. Computational Auditory Scene Analysis, Rosenthal and Okuno (eds.) NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 215-232. 1998.

Chia, M.H.; Neiman, D.E.; and Lesser, V.R.. Coordinating Asynchronous Agent Activities in a Distributed Scheduling System. 1998.

Klassner, F., Lesser, V. and Nawab, H.. The IPUS Blackboard Architecture as a Framework for Computational Auditory Scene Analysis. Computational Auditory Scene Analysis, Rosenthal and Okuno (eds.), NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 105-114. 1998.

Klassner, F.; Lesser, V.; and Nawab, H.. The Role of Data Reprocessing in Complex Acoustic Environments.. 1998.

Lesser, V., Decker, K., Carver, N., Garvey, A., Neiman, D., Nagendra Prasad, M., and Wagner, T.. Evolution of the GPGP Domain-Independent Coordination Framework. University of Massachusetts/Amherst CMPSCI Technical Report 98-05. 1998.

Lesser, Victor. Reflections on the Nature of Multi-Agent Coordination and Its Implications for an Agent Architecture. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 1, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 89-111. 1998.

Lesser, Victor R., Horling, Bryan, Klassner, Frank, Raja, Anita, Wagner, Thomas A., Zhang, Shelley X.Q.. BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering Agent. Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98).. 1998. Also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1998-03

Nagendra Prasad, M.V.,Lesser,V.R. and Lander, S.. Learning Organizational Roles for Negotiatiated Search in a MultiAgent System. 1998.

Sugawara, T. and Lesser, V.R.. Learning to Improve Coordinated Actions in Cooperative Distributed Problem-Solving Environments. Machine Learning, Volume 33, Number 2-3, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 129-153. 1998.

Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ. Zhang. A Resource-Bounded Interpretation-Centric Approach to Information Gathering. AAAI-98 Workshop on Information Integration. 1998.

Vincent, Regis, Horling, Bryan, Wagner, Tom and Lesser, Victor. Survivability Simulator for Multi-Agent Adaptive Coordination. International Conference on Web-Based Modeling and Simulation, Volume 30, Number 1, Fishwick, P., Hill, D. and Smith R. (eds.), The Society for Computer Simulation International, pp. 114-119. 1998.

Wagner, Thomas A., Garvey, Alan J. and Lesser, Victor R.. Criteria Directed Task Scheduling. Journal for Approximate Reasoning (Special Issue on Scheduling), Volume 19, Elsevier Science Inc., pp. 91-118. 1998. A version is also available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1997-59.

1997

Wagner, Thomas A., Garvey, Alan J. and Lesser, Victor R.. Complex Goal Criteria and its Application in Design-to-Criteria Scheduling. Proceedings of AAAI-97, also a version is available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1997-10, pp. 294-301. 1997.

Mammen, Dorothy L., and Hogg, Tad. A New Look at the Easy-Hard-Easy Pattern of Combinatorial Search Difficulty. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Volume 7, pp. 47-66. 1997.

Wagner, Thomas A., Garvey, Alan J. and Lesser, Victor R.. Design-to-Criteria Scheduling: Managing Complexity through Goal-Directed Satisficing. Proceedings of the AAAI-97 Workshop on Building Resource-Bounded Reasoning Systems. 1997.

Lesser, V.R., Horling, Bryan, Klassner, Frank, Raja, Anita, Wagner, Thomas A. and Zhang, Shelley XQ.. Information Gathering as a Resource Bounded Interpretation Task. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 97-34. 1997.

Wagner, Thomas A., Garvey, Alan J. and Lesser, Victor R.. Leveraging Uncertainty in Design-to-Criteria Scheduling. Under Review, also a version is available as UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1997-11. 1997.

Klassner, F., Lesser, V., and Nawab, H.. Combining Approximate Front End Signal Processing with Selective Reprocessing in Auditory Perception. Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence(AAAI-97), AAAI Press, pp. 661-666. 1997.

Nagendra Prasad, M.V and Lesser, V.R.. The Use of Meta-Level Information in Learning Situation Specific Coordination. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI97), AAAI Press. 1997.

Sandholm, T. and Lesser, V. Issues in Automated Negotiation and Electronic Commerce: Extending the Contract Net Framework. Reading in Agents, M. Huhns and M. Singh (eds.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, pp. 66-73. 1997.

Lander, S., and Lesser, V.. Sharing Meta-Information to Guide Cooperative Search Among Heterogeneous Reusable Agents. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Volume 9, Number 2, pp. 193-208. 1997.

Oates, T., Nagendra Prasad, M.V., and Lesser, V.. Cooperative Information Gathering: A Distributed Problem-Solving Approach. IEE Proceedings on Software Engineering, Special Issue on Agent-based Systems, Volume 144, Number 1, IEE Proceedings on Software Engineering, Special Issue on Agent-based Systems, pp. 72-88. 1997.

Sandholm, Tuomas; and Lesser, Victor. Coalitions Among Computationally Bounded Agents. Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on Economic Principles of Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 94, Number 1, pp. 99-137. 1997.

1996

Garvey, Alan, Lesser, Victor. Issues in Design-to-time Real-Time Scheduling. AAAI Fall 1996 Symposium on Flexible Computation. 1996.

Wagner, Thomas A. and Lesser, Victor R.. Design-to-Criteria Scheduling for Intermittent Processing. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1996-81. 1996.

Wagner, Thomas A., Garvey, Alan J. and Lesser, Victor R.. Satisficing Evaluation Functions: The Heart of the New Design-to-Criteria Paradigm. UMass Computer Science Technical Report 1996-82. 1996.

Klassner, F.. Data Reprocessing in Signal Understanding Systems. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1996.

Neiman, D. and Lesser, V.. A Cooperative Repair Method for a Distributed Scheduling System. AIPS-96, pp. 166-173. 1996.

Carver, N., Lesser, V. A Formal Analysis of Solution Quality in FA/C Distributed Sensor Interpretation Systems. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, AAAI Press, pp. 11-17. 1996.

Carver, N.; Lesser, V.; Whitehair, R. Nearly Monotonic Problems: A Key to Effective FA/C Distributed Sensor Interpretation?. Proceedings of Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, AAAI Press/ MIT Press, pp. 88-95. 1996.

Decker, Keith. Task Environment Centered Simulation. Simulating Organizations: Computational Models of Institutions and Groups, AAAI Press/MIT Press. 1996.

Decker, Keith. TAEMS: A Framework for Environment Centered Analysis & Design of Coordination Mechanisms. Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Chapter 16, G. O Hare and N. Jennings (eds.), Wiley Inter-Science, pp. 429-448. 1996.

Fujita, S. and Lesser, V.. Centralized Task Distribution in the Presence of Uncertainty and Time Deadlines. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 87-94. 1996.

Garvey, A., Lesser, V.. Design-to-time Scheduling and Anytime Algorithms. SIGART Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 3. 1996.

Nagendra, Prasad, M.V., Decker, K., Garvey, A., Lesser, V.. Exploring Organizational Designs with TAEMS: A case study of distributed data processing. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, AAAI Press, pp. 283-290. 1996.

Nagendra, Prasad, M.V., Lander, S.E, Lesser, V.R.. Cooperative Learning over Composite Search Spaces: Experiences with a Multi-agent Design System. Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, AAAI Presss / MIT Press, pp. 68-73. 1996.

Nagendra, Prasad, M.V., Lesser, V., Lander, S.. Retrieval and Reasoning in Distributed Case Bases. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Special Issue on Digital Libraries, Volume 7, Number 1, pp. 74-87. 1996.

Nagendra, Prasad, M.V., Lesser, V.R., Lander, S.. Learning Organizational Roles in a Heterogeneous Multi-Agent System. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, AAAI Press, pp. 291-298. 1996.

Sandholm. T., Brodley, C., Vidovic, A. and Sandholm, M.. Comparison of Regression Methods, Symbolic Induction Methods and. Working Notes of the AAAI Spring, pp. 154-159. 1996.

Wagner, T.. Towards a Model of WWW Site Response Times. UMASS Computer Science Technical Report 96-19. 1996.

Zilberstein, S, and Lesser, V. Intelligent Information Gathering for Decision Models. UMASS Technical Report 96-35. 1996.

1995

Decker, Keith, Lesser, Victor, Prasad, Nagendra, and Wagner, Thomas. MACRON: An Architecture for Multi-Agent Cooperative Information Gathering. Proccedings of the CIKM Workshop on Intelligent Information Agents. 1995.

Garvey, Alan, Lesser, Victor. Design-to-time Scheduling and Anytime Algorithms. IJCAI Workshop on Anytime Algorithms and Deliberation Scheduling. 1995.

Decker, K.. Environment Centered Analysis and Design of Coordination Mechanisms. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1995.

Carver, N. Examining Some Assumptions of the FA/C Distributed Problem-Solving Paradigm. Proceedings of the. 1995.

Decker, K.; Lesser, V.. Coordination Assistance for Mixed Human and Computational Agents. Proceedings of Concurrent Engineering 95, pp. 337-348. 1995. Available as UMASS Computer Science Department Technical Report 95-31

Garvey, A.; Lesser, V. Representing and Scheduling Satisficing Tasks. Imprecise and Approximate Computation, S. Natarajan (ed.) Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 23-34. 1995.

Carver, N., Lesser, V.. The DRESUN Testbed for Research in FA/C Distributed Situation Assessment: Extensions to the Model of External Evidence. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, AAAI Press, pp. 33-40. 1995.

Decker, K. and Lesser, V.. Designing a Family of Coordination Algorithms. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS-95), AAAI Press, pp. 73-80. 1995.

Garvey, Alan, and Lesser, Victor. Design-to-time Scheduling with Uncertainty. UMass CS Technical Report 95-03. 1995.

Lesser, V.. Multiagent Systems: An Emerging Subdiscipline of AI. ACM Computing Surveys, Volume 27, Number 3, pp. 340-342. 1995.

Lesser, V.. The Turing Award Winners' Contributions to Computer Science. IEEE Expert, Volume 10, Number 1. 1995.

Lesser, V.R., Nawab, S.H., and Klassner, F.I.. IPUS: An architecture for the integrated processing and understanding of signals. Artificial Intelligence, Volume 77, Elsevier Science, pp. 129-171. 1995.

Long, Q. and Lesser, V.. A Heuristic Real-Time Parallel Scheduler Based on Task Structures. Technical Report 95-92, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts. 1995.

Nagendra, M., Lesser, Victor, Lander, Susan. Retrieval and Reasoning in Distributed Case Bases. UMass Computer Sciences Technical Report 95-27, University of Massachusetts. 1995.

Oates, T., Nagendra Prasad, M.V., Lesser, V., and Decker, K.. A Distributed Problem-Solving Approach to Cooperative Information Gathering. 1995.

Prasad, Nagendra, Lesser, Victor, and Lander, Susan. Learning Organizational Roles in a Heterogeneous Multi-agent System. UMASS Computer Science Technical Report 95-35. 1995.

Prasad, Nagendra, Lesser, Victor, and Lander, Susan. Learning Experiments in a Heterogeneous Multi-agent System. IJCAI-95 Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Multiagent Systems. 1995.

Sandholm, T. and Crites, R.. Multiagent Reinforcement Learning in the Iterated Prisoners Dilemma. Biosystems, Special Issue on the Prisoner s Dilemma. 1995.

Sandholm, T. and Lesser, V.. Coalition Formation among Bounded Rational Agents. 14th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 662-669. 1995.

Sandholm, T. and Lesser, V.. Equilibrium Analysis of the Possibilities of Unenforced Exchange in Multiagent Systems. 14th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-95), pp. 694-701. 1995.

Sandholm, T. and Lesser, V.. Issues in Automated Negotiation and Electronic Commerce: Extending the Contract Net Framework. First International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS-95), pp. 328-335. 1995.

Sandholm, T. and Lesser, V.. On Automated Contracting in Multi-enterprise Manufacturing. Proceedings of Improving Manufacturing Performance in a Distributed Enterprise: Advanced Systems and Tools. 1995.

Sandholm, T. W. , Lesser, V.R.. Advantages of Leveled Commitment Contracting Protocol. Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, AAAI Press/MIT Press, pp. 126-133. 1995.

Whitehair, Robert. A Framework for the Analysis of Sophisticated Control. UMASS PhD Thesis. 1995.

Whitehair, Robert, and Lesser, Victor. IDP: A Formalism for Modeling and Analyzing Complex Interpretation Problem Domains. UMASS Technical Report 95-37. 1995.

Whitehair, Robert, and Lesser, Victor. A Methodology for Modeling Sophisticated Problem Solvers. UMASS. 1995.

1994

Neiman, D.. Issues in the Design and Control of Parallel Rule-Firing Production Systems. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Volume 23, Number 3, pp. 338-363. 1994.

Klassner, Frank. Presenting AI to Non PhD-Bound Students. AAAI 1994 Fall Symposium Report. 1994.

Hildum, D.W.. Flexibility in a Knowledge-Based System for Solving Dynamic Resource-Constrained Scheduling Problems. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1994.

Bhandaru, M.K.. Automated Object Model Acquisition for Adaptive Perceptual Systems. UMASS Computer Science Technical Report 94-24. 1994.

Decker K. and Lesser, V.. Communication in the Service of Coordination. AAAI Workshop on Planning for Interagent Communication. 1994.

Neiman, D., Hildum, D., Lesser, V. and Sandholm, T.. Exploiting Meta-Level Information in a Distributed Scheduling System. 12th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1994.

Lander, S.E.. Distributed Search and Conflict Management Among Heterogeneous Reusable Agents. Ph.D. thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1994. needs keywords fixed

Carver, N., and Lesser, V.. A First Step Toward the Formal Analysis of Solution Quality in Distributed Interpretation Systems. Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence. 1994.

Garvey, A., and Lesser, V. Research Summary of Investigations Into Optimal Design-to-time Scheduling. Proceedings of Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Reasoning and Search Methods at AAAI. 1994.

Tim Oates, M. V. Nagendra Prasad and Victor R. Lesser. Networked Information Retrieval as Distributed Problem Solving. Proc. of CIKM Workshop on Intelligent Information Agents held in conjunction with the 3rd Int Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 94). 1994.

Carver, N., Lesser, V.. The Evolution of Blackboard Control Architectures. Expert Systems with Applications--Special Issue on the Blackboard Paradigm and Its Application, Volume 7, Number 1, Pergamon Press, pp. 1-30. 1994.

Decker, Keith, and Lesser, Victor. Task Environment Centered Design of Organizations. AAAI Spring Symposium on Computational Organization Design. 1994.

Garvey, A. and Lesser, V.. A Survey of Research in Deliberative Real-Time Artificial Intelligence. Real-Time Systems, Volume 6, Number 2, pp. 317-347. 1994.

Garvey, A., Decker, K., and Lesser, V.. A Negotiation-based Interface Between a Real-time Scheduler and a Decision-maker. UMass CS Technical Report 94-08. 1994.

Lander, S., and Lesser, V.. Sharing Meta-Information to Guide Cooperative Search Among Heterogeneous Reusable Agents. Technical Report 94-48, University of Massachusett, Amhersts. 1994.

Lander, Susan, Lesser, Victor, and Prasad, Nagendra. Information Sharing among Heterogeneous Reusable Agents in Cooperative Distributed Search. 13th International Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI-94). 1994.

Oates, T., Nagendra, M.V. and Lesser, V.R.. Cooperative Information Gathering: A Distributed Problem Solving Approach. UMASS Technical Report 94-66. 1994.

Sandholm, T.. A New Order Parameter for 3SAT. Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Reasoning and Search Methods, pp. 57-63. 1994.

Sandholm, T. and Lesser, V.. Utility-Based Termination of Anytime Algorithms. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Decision Theory for DAI Applications, pp. 88-99. 1994.

1993

Carver, Norman, Lesser, Victor and Long, Qiegang. Distributed Sensor Interpretation: Modeling Agent Interpretations in DRESUN. UMass Technical Report, UMCS 93-75. 1993.

Klassner, F., Lesser, V., and Nawab, S.H.. Fusing Multiple Reprocessings of Signal Data. Proceedings of the SPIE Sensor Fusion VI Conference. 1993.

Neiman, D.. An Implementation of Multiple Worlds for Parallel Rule-Firing Production Systems. Technical Report 93-24, Computer Science Department, UMASS @ Amherst. 1993.

Carver, N., Lesser, V. and Long, Q.. Resolving Global Inconsistency in Distributed Sensor Interpretation: Modeling Agent Interpretations in DRESUN. Twelfth Annual Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence. 1993.

Garvey, A. and Lesser, V.. Design-to-time Real-Time Scheduling. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Special Issue on Planning, Scheduling and Control, Volume 23, Number 6, pp. 1491-1502. 1993.

Sugawara, T. and Lesser, V. Learning Control Rules for Coordination. Multi-Agent and Cooperative Computation 93, pp. 121-136. 1993.

Bhandaru, M.K., Draper, B.A., and Lesser, V.R.. Learning Image to Symbol Conversion. AAAI Technical Report FS-93-04. 1993.

Carver, N., Lesser, V. R.. A Planner for the Control of Problem-Solving Systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man snd Cybernetics - Special Issue on Planning, Scheduling and Control., Volume 23, Number 6, pp. 1519-1536. 1993.

Decker, Garvey, A., Humphrey, M. and Lesser, V.. Control Heuristics for Scheduling in a Parallel Blackboard System. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Volume 7, Number 2. 1993.

Decker, K. and Lesser, V.. Analyzing a Quantitative Coordination Relationship. Group Decision and Negotiation Special Issue on Distributed AI, Volume 2. 1993.

Decker, K., and Lesser, V.. An Approach to Analyzing the Need for Meta-Level Communication. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1. 1993.

Decker K., and Lesser, V.R.. Quantitative Modeling of Complex Computational Task Environments. Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1993.

Decker, Keith, Garvey, Alan, Humphrey, M., and Lesser, Victor. Real-Time Control of Approximate Processing. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Volume 7, Number 2. 1993.

Decker, K., Garvey, A., Humphrey, M., Lesser, V.. A Real-Time Control Achitecture for an Approximate Processing Blackboard System. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence., Volume 7, Number 2, pp. 265-284. 1993.

Decker, K., Lesser, V.. A One-Shot Dynamic Coordination Algorithm for Distributed Sensor Networks.. Proceeding of the Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI, pp. 210-216. 1993.

Decker, K.; Lesser, V. R.. Quantitative Modeling of Complex Environments.. International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management. Special Issue on Mathematical and Computational Models and Characteristics of Agent Behaviour., Volume 2, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 215-234. 1993.

Garvey, A., Humphrey, M. and Lesser, V.. Task Interdependencies in Design-to-time Real-time Scheduling. Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1993.

Lander, S. and Lesser, V.. Understanding the Role of Negotiation in Distributed Search Among Heterogeneous Agents. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1993.

Lesser, Victor, Mammen, Dorothy. Interdependent Subproblems in. Department of Computer Science Technical Report 93-58, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.. 1993.

Lesser, V., Nawab, S.H., Gallastegi, I., and Klassner, F.. IPUS: An Architecture for Integrated Signal Processing and Signal Understanding in Complex Environments. Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1993.

Sandholm, T.. An Implementation of the Contract Net Protocol Based on Marginal Cost Calculations. Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 256-262. 1993.

Sugawara, T. and Lesser, V.. On-Line Learning of Coordination Plans. Twelfth Annual Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence. 1993.

Whitehair, Robert, and Lesser, Victor. A Framework for the Analysis of Sophisticated Control in Interpretation Systems. UMASS Technical Report 93-53. 1993.

1992

Conry, S.E., Kuwabara, K., Lesser, V.R. and Meyer, R.A.. Multistage Negotiation in Distributed Constraint Satisfaction. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Volume 21, Number 6, pp. 1462-1477. 1992.

Neiman, D.. Design and Control of Parallel Rule-Firing Production System. PhD Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 1992.

Decker, K. and Lesser, V.. Generalizing the Partial Global Planning Algorithm. International Journal on Intelligent Cooperative Information Systems, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 319-346. 1992.

Laasri, B.; Laasri, H.; Lander, S.; Lesser, V.. A Generic Model for Intelligent Negotiating Agents. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 291-317. 1992.

Decker, K., Lesser, V., Garvey, A. and Humphrey, M. An Approach to Modeling Environment and Task Characteristics for Coordination. Enterprise Integration Modeling: Proceedings of the First International Conference, Charles J. Petrie (ed.). Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 379-388. 1992.

Lander, S. and Lesser, V. Negotiated Search: Organizing Cooperative Search Among Heterogeneous Knowledge. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Applications in Manufacturing and Robotics. 1992.

Nawab, S.H., Lesser, V.R. Integrated Processing and Understanding of Signals. Symbolic and Knowledge-Based Signal Processing, Alan Oppenheim and Hamid Nawab (eds.), Prentice Hall, pp. 251-285. 1992.

Carver, Norman; and Lesser, Victor. Blackboard Architectures for Knowledge-Based Signal Understanding. Symbolic and Knowledge-Based Signal Processing, Prentice Hall, pp. 205-250. 1992.

Decker, K., Garvey, A., Humphrey, M., Lesser, V.. A Real-Time Control Achitecture for an Approximate Processing. Proceeding of the 25th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: Blackboard Minitrack, Volume III, pp. 523-541. 1992.

Dorken, E., Nawab, H. and Lesser, V.. Extended Model Variety Analysis for Integrated Processing and Understanding of Signals. The Proceedings of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. 1992.

Klassner, F. Data Reprocessing and Assumption Representation in Signal Understanding Systems. UMASS Computer. 1992.

Lander, S. and Lesser, V.. Customizing Distributed Search Among Agents with Heterogeneous Knowledge. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, pp. 335-344. 1992.

Moehlman, T., Lesser, V., and Buteau, B.. Decentralized Negotiation: An Approach to the Distributed Planning Problem. Group Decision and Negotiation, Volume 1, Number 2, K. Sycara (ed.), Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 161-192. 1992.

Neiman, D.. Parallel OPS5 Version 2.0 User s Manual and Technical Report. University of Massachusetts Technical Report 92-28. 1992.

Sugawara, T. and Murakami, K. A Multiagent Diagnostic System for Internetwork Problems. Proceedings of INET'92. 1992.

1991

Lesser, Victor. A Retrospective View of FA/C Distributed Problem Solving. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 21, Number 6, pp. 1347-1363. 1991. An extended version of this paper is available here.

Durfee, E.H. and Lesser, V.R.. Partial Global Planning: A Coordination Framework for Distributed Hypothesis Formation. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 21, Number 5, pp. 1167-1183. 1991.

Carver, N. and Lesser, V.R.. A New Framework for Sensor Interpretation: Planning to Resolve Sources of Uncertainty. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 724-731. 1991.

Carver, N., Cvetanovic, Z., and Lesser, V.R.. Sophisticated Cooperation in FA/C Distributed Problem-Solving Systems. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 191-198. 1991.

Connell, M.E.; Huff, K.E., and Lesser, V.R. Planning in the Context of an Intelligent Assistant. University of Massachusetts/Amherst Computer Science Technical Report 91-44. 1991.

Decker, K.S., Garvey, A.J., Humphrey, M.A. and Lesser, V.R. Effects of Parallelism on Blackboard System Scheduling. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 15-21. 1991.

Kuwabara, K. and Lesser, V. Goal Conflict Detection in Multistage Negotiation. Transactions of Information Processing Society of Japan, Volume 32, Number 10, pp. 1269-1280. 1991.

Laasri, B., Laasri, H. and Lesser, V. An Analysis of Negotiation and Its Role for Coordinating Cooperative Distributed Problem Solvers. Proceedings of the General Conference on Second Generation Expert Systems; Eleventh International Conference on Expert Systems and their Applications, Volume 2, pp. 81-94. 1991.

Lander, S.E., Lesser, V.R. and Connell, M.E. Conflict Resolution Strategies or Cooperating Expert Agents. Cooperative Knowledge-Based Systems 1990, S.M. Deen (ed.), Springer-Verlag, pp. 183-189. 1991.

Lander, S.E., Lesser, V.R. and Connell, M.E. Knowledge-Based Conflict Resolution for Cooperation Among Expert Agents.. Computer-Aided Cooperative Product Development, D. Sriram, R.Logcher, and S. Fukuda (eds.). Springer-Verlag. 1991.

Carver, N., and Lesser, V.. Blackboard-based Sensor Interpretation using a Symbolic Model of the Sources of Uncertainty in Abductive Inferences.. In Proceedings of AAAI 1991 Workshop on Abduction. Also UMass Technical Report. 1991.

Corkill, Daniel. Blackboard Systems. AI Expert, Volume 6, Number 9. 1991.

Durfee, E.H., Lesser, V.R., and Corkill, D.D.. Distributed Problem Solving. The Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons.. 1991.

Lesser, V.R.. Forward to Frank von Martial's. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag. 1991.

Lesser, V. R., Nawab, S. H., Bhandaru, M. K., Cvetanovic, Z., Gallastegi, I., and Klassner, F.. Integrated Signal Processing and Signal Understanding. University of Massachusetts Computer Science Technical Report #91-34. 1991.

Neiman, D.. Control Issues in Parallel Rule-Firing Production Systems. Proceedings of the Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1991.

1990

Decker, Keith; Lesser, Victor. Extending the Partial Global Planning Framework for Cooperative Distributed Problem-Solving Network Control. Proceedings of DARPA Workshop on Innovative Approaches to Planning, Scheduling, and Control. 1990.

Durfee, E.H. and Lesser, V.R. Predictability Versus Responsiveness: Coordinating Problem Solvers in Dynamic Domains. Readings in Uncertain Reasoning, G. Shafer and J. Pearl, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, pp. 198-203. 1990. Please see This Publication Instead

Durfee, E.H.; Lesser, V.R. and Corkill, D.D. Cooperation Through Communication in a Distributed Problem-Solving Network. Cognition, Computing, and Cooperation, S. Robertson, W. Zachary, and J. Black, ed., Ablex Publishing Company, pp. 159-186. 1990. Please see This Publication Instead

Erman, L.D. and Lesser, V.R.. The HEARSAY-II Speech Understanding System: A Tutorial. Readings in Speech Reasoning, A. Waibel and K. Lee, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, pp. 235-245. 1990.

Lefkowitz, L.L. and Lesser, V.R. Knowledge Acquisition as Knowledge Assimilation. Machine Learning and Uncertain Reasoning, Volume 3, B. Gaines and J. Boose, ed., pp. 37-48. 1990. Please see This Publication Instead

Decker, K., Lesser, V., and Whitehair, R. Extending a Blackboard Architecture for Approximate Processing. The Journal of Real-Time Systems, Volume 2, Number 1/2. 1990.

Lesser, V.R.. An Overview of DAI: Viewing Distributed AI as Distributed Search. Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence-Special Issue on Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Volume 5, Number 4, R. Nakano and S. Doshita (eds.), pp. 392-400. 1990.

1989

Durfee, Edmund, Lesser, Victor, and Corkill, Daniel. Trends in Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Volume KDE-1, Number 1, pp. 63-83. 1989.

Connell, M.; Huff, K.E. and Lesser, V.R. Implementing an Incremental Hierarchical Plan Recognition System. Proceedings of the Second AAAI Workshop on Plan Recognition IJCAI-89. 1989.

Decker, K.S.; Durfee, E.H. and Lesser, V.R. Evaluating Research in Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving . Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Volume 2, Gasser & Huhns, ed., Pitman Publishing Ltd., pp. 485-519. 1989.

Durfee, E.H. and Lesser, V.R. Negotiating Task Decomposition and Allocation Using Partial Global Planning. Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Volume 2, Gasser & Huhns, ed., Pitman Publishing Ltd., pp. 229-243. 1989.

Durfee, E.H.; Lesser, V.R. and Corkill, D.D. Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving. The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Volume IV, A.B. Barr, P. Cohen, and E. Feigenbaum, ed., Addison Wesley, pp. 83-147. 1989.

Huff, Karen; Lesser, Victor. Plan-based Intelligent Assistant that Supports the Software Development Process. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGSOFT/SIGPLAN Software Engineering Symposium on Practical Software Development Environments, ACM Press, pp. 97-106. 1989.

Lesser, V.R.; Corkill, D.D.; Hernandez, J. and Whitehair, R.C. Focus of Control Through Goal Relationships. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence, Volume 1, pp. 497-503. 1989.

Lesser, V.R.; Pavlin, J. and Durfee, E.H. Approximate Processing in Real-Time Problem Solving. Blackboard Architectures and Applications, V. Jagannathan, R. Dodhiawala and L. Baum, ed., Academic Press, pp. 239-267. 1989. Please see This Publication Instead

1988

Durfee, Edmund, and Lesser, Victor. Incremental Planning to Control a Time-Constrained, Blackboard-Based Problem Solver. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, special issue on space telerobotics, Volume 24, Number 5, pp. 647-662. 1988.

Edmund H. Durfee and Victor R. Lesser. Predictability Versus Responsiveness: Coordinating Problem Solvers in Dynamic. Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 66-71. 1988.

Conry, S.E.; Meyer, R.A. and Lesser, V.R. Multistage Negotiation in Distributed Planning. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L. Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 367-384. 1988. UMass 1986 Technical Report version provided here.

Durfee, E.H. and Lesser, V.R. Planning to Meet Deadlines in a Backboard-based Problem Solver. Tutorial on Hard Real-Time Systems, J. Stankovic and K. Ramamritham, ed., IEEE Computer Society Press, Washington, DC, pp. 595-608. 1988.

Durfee, E.H. and Lesser, V.R. Using Partial Global Plans to Coordinate Distributed Problem Solvers. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L. Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 285-293. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Durfee, E.H.; Lesser, V.R. and Corkill, D.D. Coherent Cooperation Among Communicating Problem Solvers. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L. Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 268-284. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Erman, L.D.; Hayes-Roth, F.; Lesser, V.R. and Reddy, D.R. The HEARSAY-II Speech Understanding System: Integrating Knowledge to Resolve Uncertainty. Blackboard Systems, R. Engelmore and T. Morgan, ed., Addison-Wesley, pp. 31-86. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Fennell, R.D. and Lesser, V.R. Parallelism in AI Problem Solving: A Case Study of HEARSAY-II. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L.Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 106-119. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Hudlicka, E. and Lesser, V. Modeling and Diagnosing Problem-Solving System Behavior. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L. Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 490-502. 1988. Please see The Publication Instead

Lefkowitz, L.S. and Lesser, V.R. Knowledge Acquisition as Knowledge Assimilation. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, Volume 29, Number 2, pp. 215-226. 1988.

Lesser, V.R. and Corkill, D.D. The Distributed Vehicle Monitoring Testbed: A Tool for Investigating Distributed Problem Solving Networks. Readings from the AI Magazine, Volume 1-5, R. Engelmore, ed., AAAI Publishers, pp. 69-85. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, V.R. and Corkill, D.D. The Distributed Vehicle Monitoring Testbed: A Tool for Investigating Distributed Problem Solving Networks. Blackboard Systems, R. Engelmore and T. Morgan, ed., Addison-Wesley, pp. 353-386. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, V.R. and Corkill,D.D. Functionally Accurate Cooperative Distributed Systems. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L.Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 295-310. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, V.R. and Erman, L.D. A Retrospective View of the HEARSAY-II Architecture. Blackboard Systems, R. Englemore and T. Morgan, ed., Addison Wesley, pp. 87-121. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, V.R. and Erman, L.D. Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an Experiment. Readings in Distributed Artficial Intelligence, A. Bond and L. Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 120-139. 1988. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, Victor, Pavlin, Jasmina, and Durfee, Edmund. Approximate Processing in Real-Time Problem Solving. AI Magazine, Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 49-61. 1988.

1987

Durfee, Edmund; Lesser, Victor; and Corkill, Daniel. Coherent Cooperation Among Communicating Problem Solvers. IEEE Transactions on Computers, Volume C36, Number 11, pp. 1275-1291. 1987.

Durfee, Edmund, and Lesser, Victor. Using Partial Global Plans to Coordinate Distributed Problem Solvers. Proceedings of the Tenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 875-883. 1987.

Broverman, C.A.; Huff, K.E. and Lesser, V.R. The Role of Plan Recognition in Design of an Intelligent User Interface. Proceedings of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 863-868. 1987.

Durfee, E.H.; Lesser, V.R.; and Corkill, D.D. Cooperation Through Communication in a Distributed Problem-Solving Network. Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Michael N. Huhns, ed., Pitman Publishing Ltd., London, England, pp. 29-58. 1987. Please see This Publication Instead

Guan, Jiwen; Lesser, Victor. On Efficient Balanced Codes. Proceedings of the 15th ACM Annual Computer Science Conference, ACM, pp. 245-248. 1987.

Hudlicka, E, and Lesser, V. Modeling and Diagnosing Problem-Solving System Behavior. IEEE Transations on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 17, Number 3, pp. 407-419. 1987.

Nawab, H.; Lesser V.R. and Milios, E. Diagnosing Using the Formal Theory of a Signal-Processing System. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 17, Number 3, pp. 369-379. 1987.

Nirenburg, S. and Lesser, V.R. Providing Intelligent Assistance in Distributed Office Environments. Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, A. Bond and L. Gasser, ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, California, pp. 590-598. 1987. Please see This Publication Instead

Pattison, H. Edward; Corkill, Daniel D.; and Lesser, Victor R. Instantiating Descriptions of Organizational Structures. Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Research Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Volume I, Michael N. Huhns, ed., Pitman Publishers, pp. 59-96. 1987.

1986

Durfee, Edmund, and Lesser, Victor. Incremental Planning to Control a Blackboard-based Problem Solver. Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 58-64. 1986.

Nawab, H.; Lesser, V.R. and Milios, E. Conceptual Diagnosis of Signal-Processing Systems. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Volume 11, pp. 2911-2914. 1986.

Corkill, D.D. and Lesser, V.R. The Use of Meta-Level Control for Coordination in a Distributed Problem Solving Network. Computer Architectures for Artificial Intelligence Applications, Benjamin W. Wah and G.-J. Li, ed., IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 507-515. 1986. Please see This Publication Instead

Nirenburg, Sergei; Lesser, Victor. Providing Intelligent Assistance in Distributed Office Environments. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM-SIGOIS Conference on Office Automation Systems, ACM Press, pp. 104-112. 1986. Also published in:ACM SIGOIS Bulletin, Volume 7, Issue 2-3, Summer-Fall 1986.

1985

Durfee, Edmund, Lesser, Victor, and Corkill, Daniel. Increasing Coherence in a Distributed Problem Solving Network. Proceedings of the Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 1025-1030. 1985.

1984

Durfee, Edmund, Corkill, Daniel, and Lesser, Victor. Distributing a Distributed Problem Solving Network Simulator. Proceedings of the Fifth Real-time Systems Symposium, pp. 237-246. 1984.

Carver, N.; Lesser, V.R. and McCue, D.L. Focusing in Plan Recognition. Proceedings of the Third National Conference on AI, pp. 42-48. 1984.

Hudlicka, E. and Lesser, V.R. Meta-Level Control Through Fault Detection and Diagnosis. Proceedings of the Third National Conference on AI, pp. 153-161. 1984. Please see This Publication Instead

Hudlicka, E. and Lesser, V.R. Design of a Knowledge-Based Fault Detection and Diagnosis System. Proceedings of the 17th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Volume 1, pp. 224-230. 1984. Please see This Publication Instead

1983

Lesser, V.R., et al. A High-Level Simulation Testbed for Cooperative Distributed Problem-Solving. Third International Conference on Distributed Computer Systems, pp. 341-349. 1983.

Corkill, Daniel, and Lesser, Victor. The use of meta-level control for coordination in a distributed problem solving network. Proceedings of the Eighth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 748-756. 1983.

Bates, P.C.; Wileden, J.C., and Lesser, V.R. A Debugging Tool for Distributed Systems. Proceedings of the Second Annual Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications, pp. 311-315. 1983.

Lesser, V.R.; Corkill, D.D. The Distributed Vehicle Monitoring Testbed: A Tool for Investigating Distributed Problem Solving Networks. AI Magazine, Volume 4, Number 3, pp. 15-33. 1983.

1982

Corkill, D.D.; Lesser, V.R., and Hudlicka, E. Unifying Data-Directed and Goal-Directed Control: An Example and Experiments. Proceedings of the 1982 National Conference on Artifical Intelligence, pp. 143-147. 1982.

1981

Fennell, R.D. and Lesser, V.R. Parallelism in AI Problem Solving: A Case Study of HEARSAY-II. IEEE's Tutorial on Parallel Processing. 1981. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Daniel.. Functionally Accurate, Cooperative Distributed Systems. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume SMC-11, Number 1, pp. 81-96. 1981.

1980

Lesser, V.R.; Erman, L.D. Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an Experiment. IEEE Transactions on Computers Special Issue on Distributed Processing, Volume C-29, Number 12, IEEE Press, pp. 1144-1163. 1980. Other index terms: Cooperative problem solving, distributed interpretation, distributed processing, knowledge-based interpretation systems.

Reed, S. and Lesser, V.R. Division of Labor in Honey Bees and Distributed Focus of Attention. University of Massachusetts/Amherst Computer and Information Science Department Technical Report 80-17. 1980.

Lesser, V.R.; Pavlin, J., and Reed, S. Quantifying and Simulating the Behavior of Knowledge-Based Interpretation Systems. Proceedings of the 1980 National Conference on Artifical Intelligence, pp. 111-115. 1980.

Erman, L.D.; Hayes-Roth, F.; Lesser, V.R.; Reddy, D.R. . The HEARSAY-II Speech Understanding System: Integrating Knowledge to Resolve Uncertainty. Computing Surveys, Volume 12, Number 2, ACM, pp. 213-253. 1980.

Lesser, V.R. and Wileden, J.C. Issues in the Design of Tools for Distributed Software System Development. Software Development Tools, W.E. Riddle and R. Fairley, ed., Springer-Verlag. 1980.

1979

Brooks, R.S. and Lesser, V.R. Distributed Problem Solving Using Iterative Refinement. University of Massachusetts/Amherst Computer and Information Science Department Technical Report 79-14. 1979.

Lesser, V.R. and Erman, L.D. An Experiment in Distributed Interpretation. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, pp. 553-557. 1979. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, V.R.; Corkill, D.D. Functionally Accurate Cooperative Distributed Systems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cybernetics and Society, pp. 346-353. 1979. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, V.R.; Serain, D., and Bonar, J. PCL: A Process-Oriented Job Control Language. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Distributed Computing , pp. 315-329. 1979.

Corkill, Daniel. Hierarchical Planning in a Distributed Problem-Solving Environment. Proc. 7th Intl. Joint Conf. on AI. 1979.

1978

Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Daniel. Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving: a New Approach for Structuring Distributed Systems. University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Technical Report #78-7, Volume . 1978.

Erman, L.D. and Lesser, V.R. System Engineering Techinques for Artificial Intelligence Systems. Computer Vision Systems, A. Hanson and E. Riseman, ed., Academic Press, pp. 37-46. 1978.

Erman,L.D. and Lesser, V.R. The HEARSAY-II Speech Understanding System: A Tutorial. Trends in Speech Recognition, W.A. Lea, ed., Prentice-Hall, Chapter 16. 1978. Please see This Publication Instead

Lesser, Victor; Corkill, Daniel. Functionally Accurate Distributed Problem-Solving Systems. DARPA Workshop on Distributed Sensor Nets, pp. 21-26. 1978.

1977

Fennell, R.D. and Lesser, V.R. Parallelism in AI Problem Solving: A Case Study of HEARSAY-II. IEEE Transactions on Computers-Special Issue on Multiprocessors, Volume C-26, Number 2, pp. 98-111. 1977.

Hayes-Roth, F. and Lesser, V.R. Focus of Attention in the HEARSAY-II Speech Understanding System. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, IJCAI, pp. 27-35. 1977.

Lesser, V.R. and Erman, L.D.. A Retrospective View of the HEARSAY-II Architecture. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 790-800. 1977.

Lesser, V.R.; Hayes-Roth, F.; Birnbaum, M. and Cronk, R. Selection of Word Islands in the HEARSAY-II Speech Understanding System.. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Volume 2 , pp. 791-794. 1977.

1976

Erman, L.D.; Fennell, R.D.; Lesser, V.R.; Reddy, D.R. System Organizations for Speech Understanding: Implications of Network and Multiprocessor Computer Architectures for AI. IEEE Transactions on Computers - Special Issue on Artifical Intelligence, Volume C-25, Number 4, pp. 414-421. 1976.

Fuller, S.H.; Lesser, V.R.; Bell, C.G. and Kaman, C. Microprogramming and Its Relationship to Emulation and Technology.. IEEE Transactions on Computers- Special Issue on Micro-programming, Volume C-25, Number 10, pp. 1000-1009. 1976.

Fuller, S.H.; Lesser, V.R.; Bell, C.G.; Kaman, C.H. The Effects of Emerging Technology and Emulation Requirements on Microprogramming. IEEE Transactions on Computers, Volume C-25, Number 10, IEEE, pp. 1000-1009. 1976.

Hayes-Roth, F.; Lesser, V. Focus of Attention in a Distributed-logic Speech Understanding System. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Volume 1 , pp. 416-420. 1976.

1975

Erman, L.D. and Lesser, V.R.. A Multi-Level Organization for Problem Solving Using Many Diverse, Cooperating Sources of Knowledge. Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Atrificial Intelligence, pp. 483-490. 1975.

Lesser, V.R. Parallel Processing in Speech Understandng Systems: A Survey of Design Problems. Invited Papers of the IEEE Symposium on Speech Recognition, D.R. Reddy, ed., pp. 481-499. 1975.

Lesser, V.R.; Fennell, R.D.; Erman, L.D. and Reddy, D.R. Organization of the Hearsay-II Speech Understanding System. IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Volume ASSP-23, Number 1, pp. 11-24. 1975.

1974

Fuller,S.; Lesser, V.R.; Gordon Bell, C.; Kaman, Charles. Microprogramming and Its Relationship to Emulation and Technology. International Symposium on Microarchitecture: Conference Record of the 7th Annual Workshop on Microprogramming, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 151-158. 1974.

Lesser, Victor. The Design of an Emulator for a Parallel Machine Language. Proceedings of the meeting on SIGPLAN/SIGMICRO Interface, ACM Press, pp. 23-36. 1974. Also publiched in ACM SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 9 , Issue 8 (August 1974).

1973

Lesser, V.R.. A Dynamically Reconfigurable Multiple Micro-Processor. International Conference on Computer Architecture. 1973.

1972

Lesser, Victor. Dynamic Control Structures and Their Use in Emulation. Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University. 1972.

1971

Lesser, Victor. An Introduction to the Direct Emulation of Control Structure by a Parallel Micro-Computer. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Technical Report SLAC-PUB-904. 1971.

Lesser, V.R. An Introduction to the Direct Emulation of Control Structures by a Parallel Micro-Computer. IEEE Transactions on Computers- Special Issue on Micro-programming, Volume C-20, Number 7, pp. 751-763. 1971.

1970

Lesser, Victor. Direct Emulation of Control Structures by a Parallel Micro-Computer. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Technical Report, SLAC-127. 1970.

1969

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1968

Lesser, Victor. A Multi-Level Computer Organization Designed to Separate Data-Accessing from the Computation. Stanford University, Department of Computer Science Technical Report CS-TR-68-90. 1968.

Lesser, V.R. A Computer Organization Designed to Separate Data-Accessing from the Computation Algorithm. Stanford University Computer Science Report , Number 90. 1968.

1967

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1966

Lesser, Victor R. A Modified Two-Level Search Algorithm Using Request Clustering. Scientific Report No. ISR-11 to NSF, Section VII, Cornell University. 1966.