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A Conceptual Framework for Self-Organising MAS

Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Mirko Viroli, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini
In this talk, 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.
Presented by Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Mirko Viroli, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini
2nd European Workshop on Multiagent Systems (EUMAS 2004), Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
16/12/2004
This talk deals with the issues discussed in the article A Conceptual Framework for Self-Organising MAS.