Andrea Omicini, Sascha Ossowski, Alessandro Ricci  

On the theoretical side, coordination is a critical issue for MAS engineering, since it deals with modelling and managing the ever growing complexity of the agent interplay within a MAS. On the practical side, the availability of powerful and robust infrastructures is a key factor to enable and promote MAS as a mainstream software engineering technology. By adopting Activity Theory as a unifying framework for the many existing approaches to MAS coordination, we put forward the notion of artifact as a key concept for infrastructures, from which we derive some distinctive properties that a coordination infrastructure should feature. Finally, we discuss how a principled approach to MAS engineering based on coordination infrastructures could be built around such a notion.

Methodologies and Software Engineering for Agent Systems: The Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Handbook, Ch. 14, Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations 11, pages 273-296, June 2004.
Federico Bergenti, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Franco Zambonelli (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Publication

Coordination Infrastructures in the Engineering of Multiagent Systems

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published  

— authors

Andrea Omicini, Sascha Ossowski, Alessandro Ricci

— editors

Federico Bergenti, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Franco Zambonelli

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original page

— DOI

10.1007/1-4020-8058-1_17

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978-1-4020-8057-9

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1-4020-8057-3

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coord-mseasbook
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incollection

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