TOWARDS ROBUST HYBRID CENTRAL/SELF-ORGANIZING MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS

Yaser Chaaban, Jörg Hähner, Christian Müller-Schloer

Abstract

The Organic Computing initiative uses life-like properties such as self-organisation, self-optimisation and self-configuration towards building today's technical systems as flexible, robust, and adaptive systems. In a previous paper, we proposed a system for coordinating semi-autonomous agents under the framework of Organic Computing. It uses abstractions of observer and controller to add robustness and solve scheduling/allocation problems. In this context, the path planning and the observation of the agents were presented and also the detection of deviations in different situations was discussed. In this paper, we introduce control features of the system designed to deal with these types of deviations. That leads in turn to intervene in time when it is necessary, so that the system remains demonstrating robustness. Furthermore, this paper addresses the conflict between a central planning algorithm and the autonomy of the agents. A hybrid central/self-organizing multi-agent system is introduced solving this conflict.

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Chaaban Y., Hähner J. and Müller-Schloer C. (2010). TOWARDS ROBUST HYBRID CENTRAL/SELF-ORGANIZING MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-022-1, pages 341-346. DOI: 10.5220/0002761003410346


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@conference{icaart10,
author={Yaser Chaaban and Jörg Hähner and Christian Müller-Schloer},
title={TOWARDS ROBUST HYBRID CENTRAL/SELF-ORGANIZING MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={341-346},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002761003410346},
isbn={978-989-674-022-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - TOWARDS ROBUST HYBRID CENTRAL/SELF-ORGANIZING MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-674-022-1
AU - Chaaban Y.
AU - Hähner J.
AU - Müller-Schloer C.
PY - 2010
SP - 341
EP - 346
DO - 10.5220/0002761003410346