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2008
Springer

Automated organization design for multi-agent systems

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Automated organization design for multi-agent systems
The ability to create effective multi-agent organizations is key to the development of larger, more diverse multi-agent systems. In this article we present KB-ORG: a fully automated, knowledge-based organization designer for multi-agent systems. Organization design is the process that accepts organizational goals, environmental expectations, performance requirements, role characterizations, and agent descriptions and assigns roles to each agent. These long-term roles serve as organizational-control guidelines that are used by each agent in making moment-to-moment operational control decisions. An important aspect of KB-ORG is its efficient, knowledge-informed search process for designing multi-agent organizations. KB-ORG uses both application-level and coordination-level organization design knowledge to explore the combinatorial search space of candidate organizations selectively. KB-ORG also delays making coordination-level organizational decisions until it has explored and elaborated...
Mark Sims, Daniel D. Corkill, Victor R. Lesser
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where AAMAS
Authors Mark Sims, Daniel D. Corkill, Victor R. Lesser
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