AGRE: Integrating Environments with Organizations

  • J. Ferber
  • F. Michel
  • J. Baez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3374)

Abstract

This paper presents an extension of the AGR (Agent-Group-Role) organizational model, called AGRE (AGR + Environment), which includes physical (or simply geometrical) environments. This extension is based on the concept of a space which can be seen either as a physical area or as a social group, and on a clear distinction between an agent and its mode, i.e. the way it appears and interacts into a space with other agents. A notation which encompasses both social and physical environments is given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ferber
    • 1
  • F. Michel
    • 1
  • J. Baez
    • 1
  1. 1.LIRMM, CNRSMontpellier Cedex 5France

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