Title: Infrastructures for the environment of multiagent systems
Authors: Viroli, Mirko
Holvoet, Tom ×
Ricci, Alessandro
Schelfthout, Kurt
Zambonelli, Franco #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems vol:14 issue:1 pages:49-60
Abstract: The notion of environment is receiving an increasing attention in the development of multiagent applications. This is witnessed by the emergence of a number of infrastructures providing agent designers with useful means to develop the agent environment, and thus to structure an effective multiagent application. In this paper we analyse the role and features of such infrastructures, and survey some relevant examples. We endorse a general viewpoint where the environment of a multiagent system is seen as a set of basic bricks we call environment abstractions, which (i) provide agents with services useful for achieving individual and social goals, and (ii) are supported by some underlying software infrastructure managing their creation and exploitation. Accordingly, we focus the survey on the opportunities that environment infrastructures provide to system designers when developing multiagent applications.
ISSN: 1387-2532
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
× corresponding author
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