On the Relevance of Organizational Structures for a Technology of Agreement

  • Holger Billhardt
  • Roberto Centeno
  • Alberto Fernández
  • Ramón Hermoso
  • Rubén Ortiz
  • Sascha Ossowski
  • Matteo Vasirani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5333)


This paper provides a brief overview of the field of coordination in multi-agent systems, and outlines its relation to current efforts working towards a paradigm for smart, next-generation distributed systems, where coordination is based on the concept of agreement between computational entities. To illustrate the types of mechanisms that we envision to be part of a “technology of agreement”, we provide two examples of how techniques from the field of organisations can be used to foster coordination and agreement in open multi-agent systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Billhardt
    • 1
  • Roberto Centeno
    • 1
  • Alberto Fernández
    • 1
  • Ramón Hermoso
    • 1
  • Rubén Ortiz
    • 1
  • Sascha Ossowski
    • 1
  • Matteo Vasirani
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA)Universidad Rey Juan CarlosCalle Tulipán s/nSpain

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