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ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Current Issues in Multi-Agent Systems Development
Abstract. This paper surveys the state-of-the-art in developing multi-agent systems, and sets out to answer the questions: "what are the key current issues in developing multi...
Rafael H. Bordini, Mehdi Dastani, Michael Winikoff
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
A Definition of Exceptions in Agent-Oriented Computing
The research on exception handling in Multi-Agent Systems has produced some advanced models to deal with `exceptional situations'. The expression `agent exception' is how...
Eric Platon, Nicolas Sabouret, Shinichi Honiden
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
An Algorithm for Conflict Resolution in Regulated Compound Activities
The use of norms is a well-known technique of co-ordination in multi-agent systems (MAS) adopted from human societies. A normative position is the "social burden" associa...
Andrés García-Camino, Pablo Noriega,...
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Modelling and Executing Complex and Dynamic Business Processes by Reification of Agent Interactions
Interaction refers to an abstract and intangible concept. In modelling, intangible concepts can be embodied and made explicit. This allows to manipulate the abstractions and to bui...
Marco Stuit, Nick B. Szirbik
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Privacy Management in User-Centred Multi-agent Systems
Abstract. In all user-centred agent-based applications, for instance in the context of ambient computing, the user agent is often faced to a difficult trade-off between the protect...
Guillaume Piolle, Yves Demazeau, Jean Caelen
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
"It's Not Just Goals All the Way Down" - "It's Activities All the Way Down"
The rational agent community uses Michael Bratman's planning theory of intention as its theoretical foundation for the development of its agentoriented BDI languages. We prese...
Maarten Sierhuis
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Adaptation of Autonomic Electronic Institutions Through Norms and Institutional Agents
Electronic institutions (EIs) have been proposed as a means of regulating open agent societies. EIs define the rules of the game in agent societies by fixing what agents are permit...
Eva Bou, Maite López-Sánchez, Juan A...
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Competence Checking for the Global E-Service Society Using Games
Abstract. We study the problem of checking the competence of communicative agents operating in a global society in order to receive and offer electronic services. Such a society wi...
Kostas Stathis, George Lekeas, Christos Kloukinas
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Using Constraints and Process Algebra for Specification of First-Class Agent Interaction Protocols
Abstract. Current approaches to multi-agent interaction involve specifying protocols as sets of possible interactions, and hard-coding decision mechanisms into agent programs in or...
Tim Miller, Peter McBurney
ESAW
2006
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Effective Use of Organisational Abstractions for Confidence Models
Ramón Hermoso, Holger Billhardt, Roberto Ce...
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