TitleA concise review on multi-agent teams: contributions and research opportunities
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAndrejczuk E, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Sierra C
Book TitleMulti-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies. EUMAS 2016, AT 2016
Series VolumeLecture Notes in Computer Science
Keywordsmulti-agent systems, optimisation, Team Formation

The composition and formation of effective teams is crucial for both companies, to assure their competitiveness, and  for a broad range of emerging applications exploiting multiagent collaboration (e.g. human-agent teamwork, crowdsourcing). The aim of this article is to provide an integrative perspective on team composition, team formation and their relationship with team performance. Thus, we review and classify the contributions in the computer science literature dealing with these topics. Our purpose is twofold. First, we intend to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the contributions made so far. Second, we pursue to identify research gaps and opportunities. Given the volume of the existing literature, our review is not intended to be exhaustive. Instead, we focus on the most recent contributions that broke new ground to spur innovative research.