M. V. Belmonte, L. Mandow, J. L. Perez de la Cruz, R. Conejo and R. Morales
Since the birth of Expert Systems technology, multiagent systems have been studied and applied to solve real-world problems. However, a flourishing multiagent or collaborative systems can be detected during last years. Blackboards systems have been developed with different control architectures and in many application areas. On the other hand, the new paradigms of distributed AI and computer-supported cooperative work have broadened the field both decoupling the knowledge sources or problem solvers and by allowing the intelligent interaction of human and non human problem solvers. Actually there are some application domains where cooperative systems have been successfully used. Its application has been necessary in the resolution of some problems because of their clear collaborative nature.