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A Functional Taxonomy for Artifacts

  • Sergio Esparcia
  • Estefanía Argente
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6077)

Abstract

Artifacts are reactive entities located into the environment of a Multi-Agent System and are used by agents in order to reach their goals. They can be classified using different criteria, such as their number of users. This work presents a new taxonomy based on the function the artifacts develop within the environment of the Multi-Agent System. This taxonomy facilitates the identification of the functionality of the different artifacts, so a designer can be able to easily find and adopt the most useful artifact for his needs.

Keywords

artifacts environment agent-oriented software engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Esparcia
    • 1
  • Estefanía Argente
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Tecnología Informática - Inteligencia Artifical, Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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