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A Conceptual Framework for Self-Organising MAS

Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini
In this seminal paper, we sketch a general conceptual framework for self-organising systems (SOSs) that encompasses both stigmergy and MAS coordination, and potentially promotes models of self-organisation for MASs where interaction between cognitive agents is mediated by the environment, by means of artifacts provided by the agent infrastructure. Along this line, we first introduce the notions of Behavioural Implicit Communication (BIC) as a generalisation of stigmergy, and of shared environment (s-env) as a MAS environment promoting forms of observation-based coordination (such as BIC-based ones) that exploit cognitive capabilities of intelligent agents to achieve MAS self-organisation.
AI*IA/TABOO Joint Workshop "Dagli oggetti agli agenti: sistemi complessi e agenti razionali" (WOA 2004), pages 100-109, 30 November - 1 December 2004.
Matteo Baldoni, Flavio De Paoli, Alberto Martelli, Andrea Omicini (eds.), Pitagora Editrice Bologna, Torino, Italy
@inproceedings{bic-woa2004,
	Address = {Torino, Italy},
	Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Ricci, Alessandro and Viroli, Mirko and Castelfranchi, Cristiano and Tummolini, Luca},
	Booktitle = {AI*IA/TABOO Joint Workshop ``Dagli oggetti agli agenti: sistemi complessi e agenti razionali'' (WOA 2004)},
	Editor = {Baldoni, Matteo and De Paoli, Flavio and Martelli, Alberto and Omicini, Andrea},
	Isbn = {88-371-1533-4},
	Month = {30~} # nov # { -- 1~} # dec,
	Pages = {100--109},
	Publisher = {Pitagora Editrice Bologna},
	Title = {A Conceptual Framework for Self-Organising {MAS}},
	Year = 2004}