Engineering Societies in the Agents World II: Second by Paul Davidsson (auth.), Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Robert

By Paul Davidsson (auth.), Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Robert Tolksdorf (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the second one overseas Workshop on Engineering Societies within the brokers global, ESAW 2001, held in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2001. The 12 revised complete papers awarded including a survey by way of the amount editors have been rigorously chosen in the course of rounds of reviewing and development. The papers are equipped in topical sections on foundations of engineering with brokers, logics and languages for MAS engineering, and agent middleware and purposes.

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2 Cooperative Description The cooperative description of an agent ωi is a triplet CDi = (P Ri , T Ri , RRi ) such that: – P Ri is a set of plan requirements. If the agent i has a goal of a class g ∗ , it requires to know which of its acquaintances knows a plan that can achieve a goal of the class g ∗ . Thus, the agent ωi has a plan requirement pr ∈ P Ri such that pr designates the goal class g ∗ . Each plan requirement is described by the goal class that has to be achieved; – T Ri is a set of task requirements.

In Third International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 1994. 11. Vladimir Marik, Michal Pechoucek, and Olga Stepankova. Social knowledge in multi-agent systems. In M. Luck, V. Marik, O. Stepankova, and R. Trappl, editors, Multi-Agent Systems and Applications, ACAI 2001, pages 211–245, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2001. Springer. 12. Anand S. Rao and Michael P. Georgeff. Modeling rational agents within a bdi architecture. In J. Allen, R. Fikes, and E. Sandwall, editors, Proceedings of the Int.

In summary, we argue that, with the advent of the Embedded Internet, construction and observation of agent societies should no longer be considered as separate disciplines, nor should the subject of investigation be considered in terms of metaphors, but rather as grounded in principles of interaction laws in natural systems. A methodological approach to engineering of agent societies must necessarily comprise principles of both observation and construction that applies to the whole system. The reason for this is primarily that all constituents of the system under study are able to communicate with each other.

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