Mihai Barbuceanu

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The supply chain is a worldwide network of suppliers, factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and retailers through which raw materials are acquired, transformed, and delivered to customers. In recent years, a new software architecture for managing the supply chain at the tactical and operational levels has emerged. It views the supply chain as(More)
The paper presents our exploration into an organization ontology for the TOVE enterprise model. Its primary focus has been in linking structure and behavior through the concept of empowerment. Empowerment is the right of an organization agent to perform status changing actions. This linkage is critical to the unification of enterprise models and their(More)
The paper presents our preliminary exploration into an organisation ontology for the TOVE enterprise model. The ontology puts forward a number of conceptualizations for modeling organisations: agents, roles, positions, goals, communication, authority, commitment. Its primary focus has been in linking structure and behaviour through the concept of(More)
The agent view provides maybe the right level of abstraction for dealing with complex, distributed problem-solving systems. It abstracts from aspects like the hardware or software platforms of various components or the internal structure, methods or processing of these components, focusing attention on how complex, heterogenous, distributed and evolving(More)
We present a generic negotiation architecture that uses MultiAttribute Utility Theory (MAUT) principles to reach agreements that satisfy multiple interdependent objectives. The architecture is built by giving a constraint optimization formulation to the MAUT principles and by using a constraint optimization solver to find the best 'deals' from an agent's(More)
The coordination problem in multi-agent systems is the problem of managing dependencies between the activities of autonomous agents, in conditions of incomplete knowledge about the dynamically changing environment and about the actions, reactions and goals of the agents populating it, such that to achieve the individual and shared goals of the participants(More)
The agent view provides a level of abstraction at which we envisage computational systems carrying out cooperative work by interoperating across networked people, organizations and machines. A major challenge in building such systems is coordinating the behavior of the individual agents to achieve the individual and shared goals of the participants. In this(More)