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Coordination and Composition in Multi-agent Systems

Mehdi Dastani, Farhad Arbab, Frank S. de Boer
In this paper we describe a channel-based exogenous coordination language, called Reo, and discuss its application to multi-agent systems. Reo supports a specific notion of compositionality for multi-agent systems that enables the composition and coordination of both individual agents as well as multi-agent systems. Accordingly, a multi-agent system consists of a set of individual and/or multi-agent systems whose collective behavior is coordinated by a Reo expression. This coordination language can be used to specify and implement the organization of multi-agent systems and their dynamic reconfiguration during system run.
4rd International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005), pages 439-446, 25-29 July 2005.
Frank Dignum, Virginia Dignum, Sven Koenig, Sarit Kraus, Munindar P. Singh, Michael J. Wooldridge (eds.), ACM, Utrecht, The Netherlands
	Address = {Utrecht, The Netherlands},
	Author = {Dastani, Mehdi and Arbab, Farhad and de Boer, Frank S.},
	Booktitle = {4rd International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005)},
	Doi = {10.1145/1082473.1082540},
	Editor = {Dignum, Frank and Dignum, Virginia and Koenig, Sven and Kraus, Sarit and Singh, Munindar P. and Wooldridge, Michael J.},
	Isbn = {1-59593-094-9},
	Month = {25--29~} # jul,
	Pages = {439--446},
	Publisher = {ACM},
	Title = {Coordination and Composition in Multi-agent Systems},
	Url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1082473.1082540},
	Year = 2005}