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Accepted paper with SARL at AAMAS15

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An article using SARL has been accepted at the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 4-5 May 2015 / Istanbul, Turkey.

Paper description A Multidimensional Environment Implementation for Enhancing Agent Interaction

Abstract: The environment, as a space shared between agents, is a key component of multiagent systems (MAS). Depending on systems, this space may integrate physical, communication or social dimensions. Each of them has its own process and rules to support agents' interaction. For instance, in the physical dimension, the rules may be based on the agents' location. The agents' interaction is then contextualized, and the environment allows a multiagent control since it performs the interactions according to the state and rules of the MAS. The dimensions of the environment are generally connected either in an application-dependent ad-hoc way outside of the agents or within each agent. In order to ensure a multiagent control, the relations between dimensions must be explicit outside of the agents. Using these relations between the environment dimensions, the interaction becomes also multidimensional. In this paper, we propose to formalize rules and mechanisms to make this connection outside of the agents and in a generic way.

Citing Details

  1. Galland, S., Balbo, F., Gaud, N., Rodriguez, S., Picard, G., & Boissier, O. (2015). A multidimensional environment implementation for enhancing agent interaction. In R. Bordini & E. Elkind (Eds.), Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS15). Istanbul, Turkey.
    The environment, as a space shared between agents, is a key component of multiagent systems (MAS). Depending on systems, this space may integrate physical, communication or social dimensions. Each of them has its own process and rules to support agents’ interaction. For instance, in the physical dimension, the rules may be based on the agents’ location. The agents’ interaction is then contextualized and the environment allows a multiagent control since it performs the interactions according to the state and rules of the MAS. The dimensions of the environment are generally connected either in an application dependent adhoc way outside of the agents or within each agent. In order to ensure a multiagent control, the relations between dimensions must be explicit outside of the agents. Using these relations between the environment dimensions, the interaction becomes also multi-dimensional. In this paper we propose to formalize rules and mechanisms to make this connection outside of the agents and in a generic way.
    @inproceedings{aamas2015,
      address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
      booktitle = {Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS15)},
      editor = {Bordini, Rafael and Elkind, Edith},
      keywords = {Agent-based simulation::Complex systems; Agent- based simulation::Simulation techniques, tools and environments},
      language = {english},
      month = may,
      year = {2015},
      title = {A multidimensional environment implementation for enhancing agent interaction},
      author = {Galland, St{\'e}phane and Balbo, Flavien and Gaud, Nicolas and Rodriguez, Sebastian and Picard, Gauthier and Boissier, Olivier},
      pdf = {{http://www.aamas2015.com/en/AAMAS_2015_USB/aamas/p1801.pdf}}
    }
    

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