Holonic Recursiveness with Multi-Agent System Technologies

  • Sonia SuárezEmail author
  • Paulo Leitao
  • Emmanuel Adam
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 221)


Recursive Systems are often needed or recommended for automatically deploy or build a software system composed of multiple entities on a large network, or on distributed locations, without a central control. We use the recursive definitions proposed in holonic systems, as the recursiveness is an elemental structural property of their structure. Holonic systems are used to be implemented usingMAS technologies (platforms) on the basis of the shared functional properties of autonomy and cooperation of agents and holons. This paper discusses the adequacy of the actualMAS technologies for holonic recursiveness implementation. A comparison of MAS platforms is done through a framework that will guide the decisions of designers and developers.


Multiagent System Virtual Enterprise Recursive Structure Recursive System Holonic Manufacture System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversity of A CoruñaA CoruaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  3. 3.LAMIH (CNRS UMR 8201)UVHCValenciennesFrance

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