Formalization of Organizational Intelligence for Multiagent System Design

Behrouz Homayoun FAR  Hassan HAJJI  Shadan SANIEPOUR  Sidi O. SOUEINA  Mahmoud M. ELKHOULY  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E83-D   No.4   pp.599-607
Publication Date: 2000/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering)
Category: Theory and Methodology
agent,  knowledge sharing,  organization,  symbol structure,  

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Although there are many projects focusing on multiagent systems, there are only a few focusing on systematic design of large scale multiagent system. In this paper we formalize the knowledge representation and sharing of agents, using symbol structures, define agencies as organizations (i. e. , a coalition of agents), propose a formalism to represent organizational Intelligence, devise a basic configuration for generalized agents (AG), and use them in a large scale multiagent system design. Private knowledge of an AG agent is represented by a symbol structure (SS) and AG agents can share their knowledge using combination, specialization and generalization methods that operate on the SS. Opposite to the other works, organizational knowledge, is defined as a property of at least a pair of AG agents.