A Coordination Algorithm for Multi-Agent Planning
El Fallah Seghrouchni, Amal; Haddad, Serge (1996), A Coordination Algorithm for Multi-Agent Planning, in Perram, John; Velde, Walter van de, Agents Breaking Away 7th European Workshop on Modelling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World, MAAMAW '96, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, January 22 - 25, 1996. Proceedings, Springer : Berlin, p. 86-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BFb0031848
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference titleModelling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World (MAAMAW 1996)
Book titleAgents Breaking Away 7th European Workshop on Modelling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World, MAAMAW '96, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, January 22 - 25, 1996. Proceedings
Book authorPerram, John; Velde, Walter van de
Series titleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number of pages232
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Abstract (EN)One of the major interests of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), which are able to handle distributed planning, is coordination. This coordination requires both an adequate plan representation and efficient interacting methods between agents. Interactions are based on information exchange (e.g. data, partial or global plan) and allow agents to update their own plans by including the exchanged information. Coordination generally produces two effects: it cancels negative interactions (e.g. resource sharing) and it takes advantage of helpful ones (e.g. handling redundant actions). A coordination model should satisfy the following requirements: domain independence, broad covering of interacting situations, operational coordination semantics and natural expression for the designer. This paper presents an adequate framework for the representation and handling of plans in MAS. It then shows how an approach based on a plan representation by means of a partial order model enables the definition of a coordination algorithm for the possible enrichment of plans.
Subjects / KeywordsPlan Interactions; Coordination; Distributed Planning; Multi-Agent Systems
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