The 1998 Workshop of the UK Special Interest Group on Multi-Agent Systems was held in
Manchester in December, chaired and organised by Michael Fisher of Manchester Metropolitan
University, continuing the series of focussed and constructive meetings in this field. After two very
successful workshops on the Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems at the University of Warwick in
1996 (Luck, 1997; Doran et al., 1997; d'Inverno et al., 1997; Fisher et al., 1997) and 1997 (Luck et
al., 1998; Aylett et al., 1998; Binmore et al., 1998), the scope was broadened for 1998 to a wider
range of issues concerning all aspects of multi-agent systems.