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Approaching interoperability for heterogenous multiagent systems using high order agencies

  • Wilfred C. Jamison
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1202)

Abstract

Research activities in multiagent systems (MAS) continue to gain momentum. Implemented systems are also becoming more visible. The problem, however, is that these systems can operate only in their own environment and utilize their own knowledge bases. A framework design is developed whereby heterogenous multiagent systems can interoperate through an environment that enables their respective agents to engage in a collaborative problem solving, consult each other and share knowledge bases. This setup could potentially create a very powerful agency system that can handle more difficult problems and deliver better solutions at a shorter time. The framework is designed to work with new and existing MAS. Our high order agency approach also does not introduce unreasonable complexities in developing new MAS. This paper presents a high-level description of the framework design.

Keywords

Multiagent system Agent Collaboration Interoperability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilfred C. Jamison
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  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceSyracuse UniversitySyracuse

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