Coordinating Activities and Change: An Event-Driven Architecture for Situated MAS


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Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 41, pages 298-309
May 2015

Agent activities and environment change are what make things happen in a multi-agent system (MAS). Complexity in a MAS comes from non-trivial dependencies between activities (social interaction), and between activities and environment change (situated interaction). As they are used to manage social (agent-agent) dependencies, coordination artefacts could also be used to govern situated (agent-environment) dependencies.

Along this line, in this paper we propose an event-driven architecture for complex MAS that exploits coordination to handle all sorts of dependencies in a uniform way. We first motivate the underlying meta-model and put some well-known agent-based frameworks in perspective, then we discuss its general articulation along with its reification within the TuCSoN coordination middleware.

(keywords) MAS architecture; event-driven model; situatedness; coordination; TuCSoN

Special Section on Agent-oriented Methods for Engineering Complex Distributed Systems

Journals & Series

Publication

— authors

— editors

Giancarlo Fortino

— status

published

— sort

article in journal

— publication date

May 2015

— journal

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence

— volume

41

— pages

298-309

URLs

original page

identifiers

— DOI

10.1016/j.engappai.2014.10.006

— ACM

2781341

— IRIS

11585/480584

— Scholar

11811613927262643749

— Scopus

2-s2.0-84926301868

— WoS / ISI

000347789000009

— print ISSN

0952-1976

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Special Section on Agent-oriented Methods for Engineering Complex Distributed Systems

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