Online Publications

The following lists papers written by Michael P. Wellman and colleagues that are available online.

[Note of 12 Jul 02: I am aware many of the links are broken. New pubs page in preparation.]

The complete CV is also online.

Contents

Formats

  1. Market-Oriented Programming
    1. Overview Discussions
    2. Models and Analysis
    3. Auctions
  2. Decision-Theoretic Reasoning
    1. Uncertain Reasoning
    2. Market-Based Approaches
    3. Qualitative Probability
    4. Preferences
  3. Multiagent Learning
  4. Miscellaneous
    1. Position Papers
    2. Commentary
    3. Digital Library
    4. JAIR and Electronic Publishing
    5. Other

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Market-Oriented Programming

See also market-based approaches to decision-theoretic reasoning.

Overview Discussions

Market-aware agents for a multiagent world (MP Wellman and PR Wurman). Robotics and Autonomous Systems 24:115-125, 1998.

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Market-oriented programming: Some early lessons. In S. Clearwater (ed.), Market-Based Control: A Paradigm for Distributed Resource Allocation. World Scientific, 1996.

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Some issues in the design of market-oriented agents (T Mullen and MP Wellman). In M. Wooldridge, J. Mueller, and M. Tambe (eds.), Intelligent Agents II: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, Springer-Verlag, 1996.

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Models and Analysis

MarketSAT: An extremely decentralized (but really slow) algorithm for propositional satisfiability (WE Walsh and MP Wellman). Seventeenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 2000.

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Efficiency and equilibrium in task allocation economies with hierarchical dependencies (WE Walsh and MP Wellman). In Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 520-526, August 1999.

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A market protocol for decentralized task allocation and scheduling with hierarchical dependencies (WE Walsh and MP Wellman). Revised and extended version of a paper presented at the Third International Conference on Multiagent Systems, July 1998. [ICMAS-98 version is extended to include proofs.]

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Auction protocols for decentralized scheduling (MP Wellman, WE Walsh, PR Wurman, and JK MacKie-Mason). Games and Economic Behavior 35:271-303, 2001.

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The WALRAS algorithm: A convergent distributed implementation of general equilibrium outcomes (JQ Cheng and MP Wellman). Computational Economics, 12:1-24, 1998.

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A market-based approach to allocating QoS for multimedia applications (H Yamaki, MP Wellman, and T Ishida). Second International Conference on Multiagent Systems, December 1996.

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A simple computational market for network information services (T Mullen and MP Wellman). First International Conference on Multiagent Systems, June 1995.

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A computational market model for distributed configuration design. AI EDAM 9:125-133, 1995.

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A market-oriented programming environment and its application to distributed multicommodity flow problems. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 1:1-23, 1993.

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Auctions and Negotiation

Distributed quiescence detection in multiagent negotiation (MP Wellman and WE Walsh). Fourth International Conference on Multiagent Systems, pages 317-324, July 2000.

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Flexible double auctions for electronic commerce: Theory and implementation (PR Wurman, WE Walsh, and MP Wellman). Decision Support Systems 24:17-27, 1998.

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Real time issues for Internet auctions (MP Wellman and PR Wurman). First IEEE Workshop on Dependable and Real-Time E-Commerce Systems, June 1998.

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The Michigan Internet AuctionBot: A configurable auction server for human and software agents (PR Wurman, MP Wellman, and WE Walsh). Second International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pages 301-308, May 1998.

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The Auction Manager: Market middleware for large-scale electronic commerce (T Mullen and MP Wellman). Third USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce, September 1998.

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Decision-Theoretic Reasoning

Uncertain Reasoning

Using stochastic-dominance relationships for bounding travel times in stochastic networks (CL Liu and MP Wellman). International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, October 1999.

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Graphical representations for consensus belief (DM Pennock and MP Wellman). Fifteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, August 1999.

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Generalized queries on probabilistic context-free grammars (DV Pynadath and MP Wellman). IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 20(1):65-77, 1998. [Revised and extended version of AAAI-96 paper]

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Optimal factory scheduling using stochastic dominance A* (PR Wurman and MP Wellman). Twelfth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 554-563, August 1996.

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Accounting for context in plan recognition, with application to traffic monitoring (DV Pynadath and MP Wellman). Eleventh Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 472-481, August 1995.

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Path planning under time-dependent uncertainty (MP Wellman, M Ford, and K Larson). Eleventh Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 532-539, August 1995.

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Introduction to the special section on Knowledge-based construction of probabilistic and decision models (JS Breese, RP Goldman, and MP Wellman). IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 24(11):1577-1579, 1994.

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State-space abstraction for anytime evaluation of probabilistic networks (MP Wellman and C-L Liu). Tenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 567-574, July 1994. Revised version appears in International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 2002.

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The automated mapping of plans for plan recognition (MJ Huber, EH Durfee, and MP Wellman). Tenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 344-351, July 1994.

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Challenges of decision-theoretic planning. AAAI Spring Symposium on Foundations of Automatic Planning, March 1993.

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Market-Based Approaches

A market framework for pooling opinions (DM Pennock and MP Wellman). Manuscript, July 1999.

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Representing aggregate belief through the competitive equilibrium of a securities market (DM Pennock and MP Wellman). Thirteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 392-400, August 1997.

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Toward a market model for Bayesian inference (DM Pennock and MP Wellman). Twelfth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 405-413, August 1996.

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Qualitative Probability

Incremental tradeoff resolution in qualitative probabilistic networks (C-L Liu and MP Wellman). Fourteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, July 1998.

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Using qualitative relationships for probability distributions (C-L Liu and MP Wellman). Fourteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, July 1998.

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Some varieties of qualitative probability. Fifth International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, pages 437-442, July 1994.

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Inference in cognitive maps. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 36:1-12, 1994.

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Explaining "explaining away" (correspondence) (MP Wellman and M Henrion). IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 15(3):287-292, 1993.

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Fundamental concepts of qualitative probabilistic networks. Artificial Intelligence, 44:257-303, 1990.

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Preferences

Representing preferences as ceteris paribus comparatives (J Doyle and MP Wellman). AAAI Spring Symposium on Decision-Theoretic Planning, March 1994.

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Modular utility representation for decision-theoretic planning (MP Wellman and J Doyle). First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems, pages 236-242, June 1992.

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Preferential semantics for goals (MP Wellman and J Doyle). Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 698-703, AAAI, July 1991.

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A logic of relative desire (preliminary report) J Doyle, Y Shoham, and MP Wellman). In ZW Ras and M Zemankova, editors, Methodologies for Intelligent Systems 6, Springer-Verlag, 1991.

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Multiagent Learning

Multiagent reinforcement learning: Theoretical framework and an algorithm (J Hu and MP Wellman). In Fifteenth International Conference on Machine Learning, pages 242-250, July 1998.

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Online learning about other agents in a dynamic multiagent system (J Hu and MP Wellman). Second International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pages 239-246, May 1998.

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Conjectural equilibrium in multiagent learning (MP Wellman and J Hu). Machine Learning 33:179-200, 1998. Original version presented at the Second International Conference on Multiagent Systems, December 1996.

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Miscellaneous

Position Papers

Rationality in decision machines. AAAI Fall Symposium on Rational Agency, November 1995.

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The economic approach to artificial intelligence. ACM Computing Surveys 27(3):360-362, 1995.

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Economic principles of multi-agent systems (Editorial) (C Boutilier, Y Shoham, and MP Wellman). Artificial Intelligence, 1997.

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Commentary

Kyburgian acceptance: A rejection, hedged. Computational Intelligence 10(1), 1994.

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Digital Library

Market-based negotiation for digital library services (T Mullen and MP Wellman). Second USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce, November 1996.

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The digital library as community of information agents (MP Wellman, WP Birmingham, and EH Durfee). IEEE Expert11(3):10-11, June 1996.

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Toward inquiry-based education through interacting software agents (DE Atkins, WP Birmingham, EH Durfee, E Glover, T Mullen, EA Rundensteiner, E Soloway, JM Vidal, R Wallace, MP Wellman). IEEE Computer29(5):69-76, May 1996. [special issue on the NSF/ARPA/NASA Digital Library Initiative]

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The distributed agent architecture of the University of Michigan Digital Library (extended abstract) (WP Birmingham, EH Durfee, T Mullen, MP Wellman). AAAI Spring Symposium on Information Gathering in Distributed, Heterogeneous Environments, March 1995.

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JAIR and Electronic Publishing

JAIR: An Electronic Journal by and for the AI Research Community (with S Minton). IEEE Intelligent Systems13(1):7-9, January/February 1998. [PDF version includes entire Trends & Controversies column]

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JAIR at five: Half a decade of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (S Minton and MP Wellman). AI Magazine 20(2):83­91, 1999.

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Other

Multiagent systems. Entry in the MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences (R. Wilson and F. Kiel, eds.), pages 573­574, MIT Press, 1999.

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Utility theory. Entry in the MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences (R. Wilson and F. Kiel, eds.), pages 859­861, MIT Press, 1999.

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Transportation applications of artificial intelligence (extended abstract). AAAI Workshop on AI in Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, July 1993.

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Planning and Control (TL Dean and MP Wellman). Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1991.

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Impediments to universal preference-based default theories (J Doyle and MP Wellman). Artificial Intelligence 49:97-128, 1991.

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Rational distributed reason maintenance for planning and replanning of large-scale activities: Preliminary report (J Doyle and MP Wellman). DARPA Workshop on Innovative Approaches to Planning, Scheduling, and Control, pages 28-36, November 1990.

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Updated 3 Aug 00