Organization Oriented Programming: From Closed to Open Organizations

  • Olivier Boissier
  • Jomi Fred Hübner
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4457)

Abstract

In the last years, social and organizational aspects of agency have become a major issue in multi-agent systems’ research. Recent applications of MAS enforce the need of using such aspects in order to ensure some social order within these systems. However, there is still a lack of comprehensive views of the diverse concepts, models and approaches related to agents’ organizations. Moreover, most designers have doubts about how to put these concepts in practice, i.e., how to program them. In this paper we focus on and discuss about the literature on formal, top-down and pre-existent organizations by stressing the different aspects that may be considered to program them. Finally, we present some challenges for future research considering particularly the openness feature of those agents’ organizations.

Keywords

Multi-agent Systems MAS organizations Open systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Boissier
    • 1
  • Jomi Fred Hübner
    • 2
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 3
  1. 1.SMA/G2I/ENSM.SE, 158 Cours Fauriel, 42023 Saint-Etienne CedexFrance
  2. 2.GIA/DSC/FURB, Braz Wanka, 238, 89035-160, BlumenauBrazil
  3. 3.LTI/EP/USP, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 158, trav. 3, 05508-900 São Paulo, SPBrazil

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