Model Organization Constraints in Multi-Agent System

  • Xinjun Mao
  • Jiajia Chen
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 163)


The organization concept is an important abstraction to analyze and design multi-agent system. In this paper, we argue, the organization constraints should be explicitly modeled and reasoned when developing multi-agent system. The characteristics of organization constraint are discussed, a systematic method to model and reason the organization constraints is put forward and a case is studied.

Key words

Multi-agent system Organization Constraint Maintenance Goal 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xinjun Mao
    • 1
  • Jiajia Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational University of Defense TechnologyChina

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