A Framework for Agent-Based Modeling of Intelligent Goods

  • Åse Jevinger
  • Paul Davidsson
  • Jan A. Persson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7047)


The purpose of this paper is to present a framework for intelligent goods and illustrate how it can be applied when modeling intelligent goods as agents. It includes a specification of different levels of capability connected to the goods, which is based on a number of capability dimensions. Additionally, three specific intelligent goods services related to transport are presented. We show how these services can be modeled as agents and how they relate to the intelligent goods framework. A discussion of different physical locations of service information and processing is also included.


Intelligent goods Smart goods Distributed intelligence Agents Transportation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Åse Jevinger
    • 1
  • Paul Davidsson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan A. Persson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingBlekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlshamnSweden
  2. 2.School of TechnologyMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

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