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Supporting Agent Organizations

  • Estefania Argente
  • Javier Palanca
  • Gustavo Aranda
  • Vicente Julian
  • Vicente Botti
  • Ana Garcia-Fornes
  • Agustin Espinosa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4696)

Abstract

Organizational Theory concepts have been adapted to improve, extend and facilitate Agent Organizations modeling. Thus, three basic organizational topologies from which other more complex organizations can be composed have been identified. Moreover, this organizational modeling has been implemented in a specific MAS platform (SPADE) making use of Multiuser Conference technology. We have also defined several services for SPADE that ease the implementation of organization dynamics, such as member access and agent interaction control.

Keywords

Multi-Agent Systems Organizations SPADE 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estefania Argente
    • 1
  • Javier Palanca
    • 1
  • Gustavo Aranda
    • 1
  • Vicente Julian
    • 1
  • Vicente Botti
    • 1
  • Ana Garcia-Fornes
    • 1
  • Agustin Espinosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 ValenciaSpain

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