An Organisation Infrastructure for Multi-Agent Systems based on Agent Coordination Contexts


Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci

We present an organisation infrastructure for open MASs (Multi-Agent Systems) built upon a role-based access control model (RBAC) allowing agent actions toward the other entities in the MAS (agents and resources) to be enabled and controlled.

To this end, an Agent Coordination Context (ACC) is created by the infrastructure and assigned to an agent as it enters the MAS. An ACC acts as a sort of private interface for the agent toward the environment: any agent action is thereafter enabled and controlled by its own ACC, which prevents those behaviours that are incorrect with respect to the role(s) played by the agent. For this purpose, each role is assigned a policy that flexibly specifies admissible actions and perceptions over time.

Details of this infrastructure are developed formally, through a process-algebraic description of the main infrastructure entities: this is meant to serve as a formal specification of the infrastructure, as well as of the language for expressing policies.

AI*IA 2005: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3673, pp. 198-211, 21-23 September 2005.
Stefania Bandini, Sara Manzoni (a cura di), Springer Berlin Heidelberg
9th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI\*IA 2005), Milano, Italy, 21-23 September 2005. Proceedings
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Pubblicazione

— autori/autrici

Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci

— a cura di

Stefania Bandini, Sara Manzoni

— stato

pubblicato

— tipo

articolo in atti

Sede di pubblicazione

— volume

AI*IA 2005: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

— collana

Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3673

— data di pubblicazione

21-23 September 2005

— pagine

198-211

— collana

Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3673

— data di pubblicazione

21-23 September 2005

URL & ID

pagina originale

— DOI

10.1007/11558590_21

— IRIS

11585/4114

— Scopus

2-s2.0-33646123774

— WoS / ISI

000233291300021

— print ISSN

0302-9743

— print ISBN

978-3-540-29041-4

— online ISBN

978-3-540-31733-3

— ISBN–10

3-540-29041-9

BibTeX

— BibTeX ID
acc-aiia05
— BibTeX category
inproceedings

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