Handbook of Research on Multi-Agent Systems: Semantics and Dynamics of Organizational Models, 1st Edition

  • Virginia Dignum
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  • ISBN-10: 1605662577
  • ISBN-13: 9781605662572
  • DDC: 006.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 602 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Organizational design plays a critical role in the development of larger and more complex multi agent systems (MAS). As systems grow to include hundreds or thousands of agents, those in the field must move from an agent centric view of coordination and control to an organization centric one. The Handbook of Research on Multi Agent Systems: Semantics and Dynamics of Organizational Models brings together views and approaches from different communities including MAS, computational organizational simulation, social simulation, organizational theory, and cognitive science, to present the intersections of the different topics. Containing chapters by renowned international authors, this book provides a comprehensive volume on the state of the art on formal semantic models and practical applications for dynamic formalisms of agent organizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: The Role of Organization in Agent Systems.
3: Methodologies and Frameworks for Agent Organizations.
4: Modelling Dimensions for Agent Organizations.
5: Towards an Integral Approach of Organizations in Multi-Agent Systems.
6: OMACS: A Framework for Adaptive, Complex Systems.
7: Hermes: Designing Flexible and Robust Agent Interactions.
8: Formal Approaches for Agent Organizations.
9: A Formal Framework for Organization Modeling and Analysis.
10: Describing Agent Societies: A Declarative Semantics.
11: Structural Aspects of Organizations.
12: A Logic for Agent Organizations.
13: Interactions in Organizations.
14: Grounding Organizations in the Minds of the Agents.
15: Modelling Interactions via Commitments and Expectations.
16: Communications for Agent-Based Human Team Support.
17: Autonomous Agents Adopting Organizational Rules.
18: Norms and Institutions.
19: Specifying Artificial Institutions in the Event Calculus.
20: Verifying Organizations Regulated by Institutions.
21: A Programming Language for Normative Multi-Agent Systems.
22: Organizational Dynamics.
23: A Minimal Dynamical MAS Organization Model.
24: A Framework for Dynamic Agent Organizations.
25: Dynamic Specifications for Norm-Governed Systems.
26: Interactions between Formal and Informal Organizational Networks.
27: Applications.
28: Personal Assistants for Human Organizations.
29: Organizational Self-Design in Worth-Oriented Domains.
30: A Formal Petri Net Based Model for Team Monitoring.
About the Contributors.