MAS Organization within a Coordination Infrastructure: Experiments in TuCSoN


Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci

Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV, pages 200-217
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3071, June 2004
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Jeremy Pitt (eds.)
4th International Workshop (ESAW 2003), London, UK, 29-31 October 2003. Revised Selected and Invited Papers

Organisation and coordination are strictly related issues in the engineering of agent societies, and some important issues such as security can be suitable modelled only considering their synergy. Accordingly, in this paper we show how to extend a MAS coordination infrastructure for agent-based systems (namely, TuCSoN) toward the specification and support of MAS organisation. To this end, we adopt the notion of agent coordination context (ACC) as a first-class abstraction that defines the organisation structures and rules, and makes them accessible and manageable at execution time. Then, we show how ACC provides the conceptual framework to model the presence of an agent inside the organisation and the environment, as well as the means to face MAS organisation, coordination, and even security issues in a coherent and uniform way.

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Booktitle = {Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV},
Doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-25946-6_13},
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Issn = {0302-9743},
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Title = {{MAS} Organization within a Coordination Infrastructure: Experiments in {{\sf TuCSoN}}},
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