International Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems

Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems X pp 182-196

Comparing and Evaluating Organizational Models: A Multi-agent Programming Contest Case Study

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25420-3_12

Volume 9372 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Franco M.R., Sichman J.S. (2015) Comparing and Evaluating Organizational Models: A Multi-agent Programming Contest Case Study. In: Ghose A., Oren N., Telang P., Thangarajah J. (eds) Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems X. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9372. Springer, Cham

Abstract

An important subset of multi-agent systems (MAS) are based on organizational models. These models try to define pre-defined intended agent interaction patterns. Given an application domain, however, the choice of a particular organizational model that better solves the problem is still an open problem. In order to guide this choice, a MAS developer must have the opportunity to test distinct organizational models easily. In this work, we compare and evaluate different organization models of a MAS, whose goal is to evolve in the “Agents on Mars” scenario proposed in the Multi-Agent Programming Contest (MAPC).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratório de Técnicas Inteligentes (LTI)Escola Politécnica (EP), Universidade de São Paulo (USP)São PauloBrazil