Comparing and Evaluating Organizational Models: A Multi-agent Programming Contest Case Study

  title={Comparing and Evaluating Organizational Models: A Multi-agent Programming Contest Case Study},
  author={Mariana Ramos Franco and Jaime Sim{\~a}o Sichman},
An important subset of multi-agent systems MAS are based on organizational models. These models try to define pre-defined intended agent interaction patterns. Given an application domain, however, the choice of a particular organizational model that better solves the problem is still an open problem. In order to guide this choice, a MAS developer must have the opportunity to test distinct organizational models easily. In this work, we compare and evaluate different organization models of a MAS… 

Designing for Planned Emergence in Multi-agent Systems

This work presents an approach for designing organization-oriented multi-agent systems MASs to allow improvisation at run time when agents are not available to exactly match the original organizational design structure, and shows how agents at runtime can improvise.

Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems X

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Workshops on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems, COIN 2014. The



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A survey of the major organizational paradigms used in multi-agent systems, which include hierarchies, holarchies, coalitions, teams, congregations, societies, federations, markets, and matrix organizations are presented.

Organization Oriented Programming: From Closed to Open Organizations

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A meta-model for the analysis and design of organizations in multi-agent systems

  • J. FerberO. Gutknecht
  • Computer Science
    Proceedings International Conference on Multi Agent Systems (Cat. No.98EX160)
  • 1998
A meta-model of artificial organization by which one can build multi-agent systems with different forms of organizations such as market-like and hierarchical organizations is presented, which allows for agent heterogeneity in languages, applications and architectures.

The Multi-agent Programming Contest 2011: A Résumé

An overview of the Multi-Agent Programming Contest in general is given and empirical results that are received before, during and after the tournament are provided.

Developing organised multiagent systems using the MOISE+ model: programming issues at the system and agent levels

A set of computational tools is described that supports the development and the programming of multiagent systems and ensures that all agents will follow the organisational constraints.

Multi-agent oriented programming with JaCaMo

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Environment programming in multi-agent systems: an artifact-based perspective

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Artifacts in the A&A meta-model for multi-agent systems

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Organizations in Multi-agent Systems

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