Ryan McKay

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Agent-based technologies can be applied to many aspects of supply chain management. The need for responsive, flexible agents is pervasive in this environment due to its complex, dynamic nature. Two critical aspects of agent capabilities are the ability to (1) classify agent behaviors according to autonomy level and (2) adapt problem-solving roles to various(More)
Sensible Agents have been engineered to solve distributed problems in complex, uncertain, and dynamic domains. Each Sensible Agent is composed of four modules: the Action Planner, Perspective Modeler, Conflict Resolution Advisor, and Autonomy Reasoner. These modules give Sensible Agents the abilities to plan, model, resolve individual conflicts, and change(More)
Agent-based technologies can be applied to many aspects of manufacturing. The need for responsive, flexible agents is pervasive in manufacturing environments due to the complex, dynamic nature of manufacturing problems. The ability to adapt organizational roles to various problem-solving situations during system operation is a critical issue addressed by(More)
The need for responsive, flexible agents is pervasive in the electronic commerce environment due to its complex, dynamic nature. Two critical aspects of agent capabilities are the ability to (1) classify agent behaviors according to autonomy level, and (2) adapt problem-solving roles to various situations during system operation. Sensible Agents, capable of(More)
To meet the requirements of dynamic and uncertain environments, Sensible Agents are capable of dynamically changing their organizational structures by modifying their roles, which are represented as their autonomy levels (e.g. command-driven, consensus, locally autonomous, and master). Maintaining correct knowledge of the current group membership is(More)
A Multi-Agent System(MAS) can be seen as a group of entities interacting to achieve individual or collective goals. Communication is a central issue in this interaction between agents. Protocols such as the Contract Net Protocol(CNP) (Smith, 1980) have been proposed to address the coordination level of communication in predefined organizational structures(More)