Human-Agent Teamwork in Cyber Operations: Supporting Co-evolution of Tasks and Artifacts with Luna

  • Larry Bunch
  • Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
  • Marco Carvalho
  • Tom Eskridge
  • Paul J. Feltovich
  • James Lott
  • Andrzej Uszok
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7598)


In this article, we outline the general concept of coactive emergence, an iterative process whereby joint sensemaking and decision-making activities are undertaken by analysts and software agents. Then we explain our rationale for the development of the Luna software agent framework. In particular, we focus on how we use capabilities for comprehensive policy-based governance to ensure that key requirements for security, declarative specification of taskwork, and built-in support for joint activity within mixed teams of humans and agents are satisfied.


Task-artifact cycle coactive emergence software agents multi-agent systems policy Luna KAoS OWL ontologies cyber security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry Bunch
    • 1
  • Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
    • 1
  • Marco Carvalho
    • 2
  • Tom Eskridge
    • 1
  • Paul J. Feltovich
    • 1
  • James Lott
    • 1
  • Andrzej Uszok
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)PensacolaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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