A Perspective on Multiagent Coordination Models

  • Laura Bocchi
  • Paolo Ciancarini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2650)


In this paper we present a guided tour of some research on the topic of agent coordination. We present an historical survey about some coordination models and languages for multiagent systems. We show how some cordination models have been adapted to different network infrastructures, distinguishing between pre-WWW and WWW-based coordination architectures. We show that the advent of the new programming paradigms of Web Services and the Semantic Web is prompting the definition of a new family of coordination models and languages, useful to describe multiagent systems suitable for these new infrastructures.


Multiagent System Mobile Agent Software Agent Coordination Model Reference Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Bocchi
    • 1
  • Paolo Ciancarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze dell’InformazioneUniv. of BolognaItaly

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