Towards a New Approach for Controlling the Reorganization Process of Multi-Agent Systems

Towards a New Approach for Controlling the Reorganization Process of Multi-Agent Systems

Kalache Ayyoub (University of Oum el Bouaghi, Algeria), Farid Mokhati (University of Oum el Bouaghi, Algeria & LAMIS Laboratory, University of Tébessa, Algeria) and Mourad Badri (Software Engineering Research Laboratory, University of Quebec, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3923-0.ch088

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Reorganization in Multi-Agent Systems plays a crucial role in the dynamic adaptation of the structure and the behaviour of organizations. In order to ensure consistency of the resulting organization, the reorganization process has to be controlled. This paper proposes a novel approach for controlling the reorganization process of Multi-Agent Systems, which are specified and implemented using the Framework OMACS (Organizational Model for Adaptive Computational Systems). The proposed control process is accomplished using the Framework MOP (Monitoring Oriented Programming) for supporting the verification of some reorganizational properties. The proposed approach, supported by a software tool that we developed, is illustrated using a concrete case study.
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Reorganization for adaptation represents an important area for researchers interested in MAS. In the last few years, some works have emerged in the literature in order to deal with controlling the adaptation process of MAS at the micro level as well as at the macro level.

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