Designing an Ecology of Distributed Agents

Master's Thesis Proposal

(Aug 28) The thesis is done, hooray! I have it online.

Please Note this is only the proposal, the actual thesis is at This page is now "archival".

Here is what I'm working on now (97-98 academic year), my master's thesis on building an ecology of distributed agents. This is only a proposal, not finished research. It's not appropriate for citation but I'm happy to talk about it in email.


Proposal Extended Abstract
This is the most readable thing - a short summary of what I'm doing. Available as HTML or postscript.
Full Proposal
Twenty somewhat rambling pages. There's more detail here but it really won't be polished until the thesis is written. Available as HTML or postscript.

Nelson Minar Created: December 2, 1997
<> Updated: August 28, 1998