Dealing with Permanent Agent Failure in Dynamic Agents Organisations

Asia Al-Karkhi, Maria Fasli

Abstract

This paper is an exploratory study that focuses on the creation of open and dynamic agent organisations which can sustain the provision of services to requesting customers in the presence of agent failure. In a distributed environment, agents within networks and organisations are prone to failure. This can inevitably lead to decreases in the individual agents’ utilisation as well as in the whole system’s and to the loss of tasks. Here, we present an approach to tackling this challenge by enabling agents to prevent these kinds of disruptions. In an environment where agents create organisations to increase the execution of tasks, we employ the Henchman Recovery Protocol (HRP) within each organisation; this enables the agents within an organisation to maintain its functionality in the presence of agent failures and in particular in the case of the lead (Head) of the organisation failing. Furthermore, we explore the stability and evolution of organisations over a period of time and when agents drop out of organisations (due to permanent failure) while new agents may enter the environment and either join existing organisations or create new ones. We conduct our study in the context of a grid-like computing system which was implemented in the Repast Simphony agent-based simulation environment.

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Al-Karkhi A. and Fasli M. (2019). Dealing with Permanent Agent Failure in Dynamic Agents Organisations.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-350-6, pages 715-723. DOI: 10.5220/0007399907150723


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@conference{icaart19,
author={Asia Al-Karkhi and Maria Fasli},
title={Dealing with Permanent Agent Failure in Dynamic Agents Organisations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2019},
pages={715-723},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007399907150723},
isbn={978-989-758-350-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - Dealing with Permanent Agent Failure in Dynamic Agents Organisations
SN - 978-989-758-350-6
AU - Al-Karkhi A.
AU - Fasli M.
PY - 2019
SP - 715
EP - 723
DO - 10.5220/0007399907150723