Report on the Workshop on Distributed AI

Unknown author (1980-09)

Working Paper

On June 9-11, 22 people gathered at Endicott House for the first workshop on the newly emerging topic of Distributed AI. They came with a wide range of views on the topic, and indeed a wide range of views of what precisely the topic was. In keeping with the spirit of the workshop, this report describing it was prepared in a distributed fashion. Each of the speakers contributed a summary of his comments. Sessions during the workshop included both descriptions of work done or in progress, and group discussions focused on a range of topics. The report reflects the organization, with nine short articles describing research efforts, and four summarizing the informal comments used as the foci for the group discussions.