Coordination Artifacts: Environment-based Coordination for Intelligent Agents


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Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini

Nicholas R. Jennings, Carles Sierra, Liz Sonenberg, Milind Tambe (eds.)
“3rd international Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004)”, pages 286-293
ACM, New York, USA
19-23 July 2004

Direct interaction and explicit communication are not always the best approaches for achieving coherent systemic behaviour in the context of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). This is evident when taking into account recent approaches dealing with environment-based coordination such as stigmergy and, more generally, mediated interaction. In this paper we propose a conceptual, formal and engineering framework based on the notion of coordination artifact, which aims at generally systematising implicit communication and environment-based coordination for heterogeneous, possibly intelligent agents. The features and benefits of our approach are exemplified in the Follow-me situation, where an agent's action/plan is considered as a model for the action/plan of other agents. We model this class of problems in terms of coordination artifacts, from simple to more challenging cases, stressing the advantages with respect to more "standard" MAS approaches.

Publication

— authors

Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini

— editors

Nicholas R. Jennings, Carles Sierra, Liz Sonenberg, Milind Tambe

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

— publication date

19-23 July 2004

— volume

3rd international Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004)

— volume

1

— pages

286-293

— address

New York, USA

URLs

original page

identifiers

— DOI

10.1109/AAMAS.2004.10070

— ACM

1018752

— IRIS

11585/3962

— Scopus

2-s2.0-4544292991

— print ISBN

1-58113-864-4

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