TOWARDS PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS

Paul Bogg, Ghassan Beydoun, Graham Low

Abstract

Problem Solving Methods (PSM) are abstract structures that describe specific reasoning processes employed to solve a set of similar problems and have proved very effective at enhancing reuse and extensibility in developing knowledge-based systems. We envisage that off-the-shelf PSMs can similarly assist in the development of agent-oriented solutions using Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). A challenge towards the effective use of PSMs in MAS is that current approaches to formulating PSMs do not adequately address the complexity of problems to which agent-oriented systems are suited. Towards addressing this, this paper focuses on providing an approach to guide developers in adequately formulating PSMs for complex problem-solving where interactions are involved, such as in domains where negotiation and cooperation are essential for solving a problem.

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Bogg P., Beydoun G. and Low G. (2009). TOWARDS PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-674-010-8, pages 308-313. DOI: 10.5220/0002252603080313


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@conference{icsoft09,
author={Paul Bogg and Ghassan Beydoun and Graham Low},
title={TOWARDS PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2009},
pages={308-313},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002252603080313},
isbn={978-989-674-010-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - TOWARDS PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-674-010-8
AU - Bogg P.
AU - Beydoun G.
AU - Low G.
PY - 2009
SP - 308
EP - 313
DO - 10.5220/0002252603080313