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Hypermedia Multi-Agent Systems


We are working towards defining a new class of Web-based Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) that can inherit the architectural properties of the Web (scalability, heterogeneity, evolvability, etc.), preserve the architectural properties of MAS (adaptability, openness, robustness, etc.), and are human-centric (usable, transparent, accountable, etc.). Our aim is to leverage the full potential of the Web as a middleware in MAS. In our approach, we consider the environment as a first-class abstraction in MAS – and we design the agents’ environment as a distributed hypermedia application guided by the design rationale of the Web architecture [1]. The distributed hypermedia environment provides agents with a uniform, knowledge-level abstraction of the system that they can navigate, query, observe, and act upon. The hypermedia-based design rationale reduces coupling and enhances the scalability, openness, and evolvability of the MAS. We refer to Web-based MAS that follow this design rationale as Hypermedia MAS.
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emse-04240524 , version 1 (13-10-2023)



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Olivier Boissier, Andrei Ciortea, Fabien Gandon, Simon Mayer, Alessandro Ricci. Hypermedia Multi-Agent Systems. Agents on the Web, Feb 2023, Wadern, Germany. pp.117-118. ⟨emse-04240524⟩
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