Title: A basic taxonomy for role composition
Authors: Steegmans, Elke ×
Schelfthout, Kurt
Holvoet, Tom
Berbers, Yolande
Valckenaers, Paul
Saint Germain, Bart #
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:2940 pages:92-110
Conference: Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems 2003 location:Portland, Oregon, USA date:May 3-4, 2003
Abstract: Roles are the basic building blocks for defining the behavior of agents in multi-agent systems. Agents typically perform several roles. In this paper, we describe analysis and design issues in defining agents as compositions of roles. In short, specifying the behavior of an agent entails in essence two issues: which roles are assigned to a particular agent, and how does an agent select a role in a particular situation. Both issues can be decided upon either by the designer (i.e. at design time) or by the agent (i.e. at run-time). This paper describes a basic taxonomy for role composition based on both issues, and illustrates the different composition approaches using a case study in the domain of manufacturing control.
Description: Software engineering for multi-agent systems ii
ISBN: 3-540-21182-9
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Informatics Section
Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
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