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Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on (2003)
Halifax, Canada
Oct. 13, 2003 to Oct. 17, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1931-8
pp: 442
Wenpin Jiao , Peking University, China
Minghui Zhou , Peking University, China
Qianxiang Wang , Peking University, China
ABSTRACT
Evolution of software challenges multi-agent systems to be adaptive and the adaptation capabilities should be provided at both the agent level and the system level. In this paper, we study the adaptation of multi-agent systems from the system level and describe a formal framework for multi-agent systems with adaptation capabilities. In the framework, agents are indirectly inter-connected via roles and interaction protocols are defined as entities independent of agents and roles. Thus agents, roles, and interaction protocols involved in multi-agent systems need not always adjust their behaviors or specifications to adapt to the changes of system structures and interaction protocols.
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W. Jiao, M. Zhou and Q. Wang, "Formal Framework for Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems," Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on(IAT), Halifax, Canada, 2003, pp. 442.
doi:10.1109/IAT.2003.1241117
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