Enterprise Total Agentification as a Way to Industry 4.0: Forming Artificial Societies via Goal-Resource Networks

  • Valery B. TarassovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 874)


The concept of Industry 4.0 together with its components and tools is discussed. An increasing role of agent-oriented and social technologies for developing smart enterprises, cyberphysical systems, Internet of things, collaborative robots is shown. The arrival of these technologies opens new frontiers in growing and studying artificial societies. A representation of networked enterprise as a mixed society of natural, software and hardware agents is suggested. Some fundamentals of agent theory and multi-agent systems are considered, and GRPA architecture is analyzed. The resource-based approach to enterprise modeling is taken and the principle of dependence of formal apparatus on both agent specification and architecture is formulated to justify the need in new network models extending conventional resource networks. Three basic agent types are introduced and a formalism of goal-resource networks to visualize and simulate communication between agents and formation of both multi-agent systems and artificial societies is presented. Colored goal-resource networks (CGRN) to represent these basic agent types are proposed. Some examples of communication situations and behavior strategies for «robot-robot» and «human-robot» interactions are given.


Industry 4.0 Agent Industrial agentification Agent architecture Networked enterprise Artificial society Multi-agent system Weighted graph Resource network Goal-resource network Colored goal-resource network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia

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