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A distributed approach to design open multi-agent systems

Laurent Vercouter

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An open multi-agent system (MAS) is a MAS where agents may be added, be removed or evolve (e.g. modify their abilities). Usually, the openness of a MAS is controlled by a middle-agent. In this paper, we tackle the problem of openness from a general point of view (considering the middle-agent approach as one of the possible solutions). Then, we propose an original approach based on the principle of distribution which requires a collective activity of the agents to manage openness. Finally, we compare these two approaches to determine the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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emse-00854256 , version 1 (26-08-2013)

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Laurent Vercouter. A distributed approach to design open multi-agent systems. Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Robert Tolksdorf. Engineering Societies in the Agents World II : Second International Workshop, ESAW 2001 Prague, Czech Republic, July 7, 2001 Revised Papers, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp 25-38, 2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 2203, 978-3-540-43091-9. ⟨10.1007/3-540-45584-1_3⟩. ⟨emse-00854256⟩
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