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TitleA Dynamic Coordination Mechanisms using Adjustable Autonomy
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Booktitle Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Year published 2008
Volume 4870
Pages 83-96
Publisher Springer Verlag
Address Berlin Heidelberg
Keywords coordination,multi-agent systems
Abstract
Agents in an organization need to coordinate their actions in order to reach the organizational goals. This research describes the relation between types of coordination and the autonomy of actors. In an experimental setting we show that there is not one best way to coordinate in all situations. The dynamics and complexity of, for example, crisis situations require a crisis management orga- nization to work with dynamic types of coordination. In order to reach dynamic coordination we provide the actors with adjustable autonomy. Actors should be able to make decisions at different levels of autonomy and reason about the re- quired level. We propose a way to implement this in a multi-agent system. The agent is provided with reasoning rules with which it can control the external in- fluences on its decision-making.
Authors
van der Vecht, Bob
Dignum, Frank
Meyer, John-Jules
Neef, Martijn
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