Alessandro Ricci, Michele Piunti

Besides using languages and direct communication, humans adopt various kind of artifacts as effective means to represent and share knowledge, and finally support knowledge-based cooperation in complex work environments. Similarly to the human case, we argue that an analo- gous concept can be effective also in the context of cognitive multi-agent systems (MAS). Based on previous work on artifact-based environment and A&A conceptual framework, in this paper we investigate the use of a special kind of artifacts, cognitive artifacts, as computational entities designed to store, process and make available those information which is relevant for agents to coordinate their cooperative and distributed activ- ities. After introducing the main concepts, we discuss some of the practi- cal benefits of the approach through an experiment based on CARTAGO and Jason technologies, respectively a platform for developing artifact- based environments for MAS and for programming cognitive BDI-based agents, comparing different interaction styles for teams of goal-directed agents engaged in distributed cooperative works

Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (KRAMAS 2008)
17/09/2008

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