A Model-Based Architecture for Organizational Interoperability in Open Multiagent Systems

  • Luciano R. Coutinho
  • Anarosa A. F. Brandão
  • Jaime S. Sichman
  • Jomi F. Hübner
  • Olivier Boissier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6069)


In this paper, we report on MAORI, a Model-based Architecture for ORganizational Interoperability between agents and open MASs that were designed and implemented with heterogeneous organizational models/infrastructures. MAORI is structured along three layers: the Organizational Metamodels (OMM), the Model Transformations (M2M) and the Organizational Interoperability (ORI) layers. Building upon previous work, we focus on the rationale, design and implementation of the ORI layer.


Multiagent System Organizational State Organizational Model Domain Ontology External Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano R. Coutinho
    • 1
  • Anarosa A. F. Brandão
    • 2
  • Jaime S. Sichman
    • 2
  • Jomi F. Hübner
    • 3
  • Olivier Boissier
    • 4
  1. 1.DEINF/ CCET / UFMA - Avenida dos Portugueses, s/nSão LuísBrazil
  2. 2.LTI / EP / USP - Av. Prof. Luciano GualbertoSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.DAS / CTC / UFSCFlorianópolisBrazil
  4. 4.SMA / G2I / ENSM.SESaint-Etienne CedexFrance

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