Foundations of organizational structures in multiagent systems

Davide Grossi, Frank Dignum, Mehdi Dastani, Lambèr Royakkers

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Abstract

We analyze the notion of organizational structure in multiagent systems and explain the precise added value and the effects of such organizational structure on the involved agents. To pursue this aim, contributions from social and organization theory are considered which provide a solid theoretical foundation to this analysis. We argue that organizational structures should be seen along at least three dimensions, instead of just one: power, coordination, and control. In order to systematize the approach, formal tools are used to describe the organizational structure as well as the effect of such structures on the activities in multiagent systems. We specify the properties and the consequences of organizational structures for the actions of the involved agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages827-834
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi agent Systems, AAMAS 05 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Jul 200529 Jul 2005

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi agent Systems, AAMAS 05
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period25/07/0529/07/05

Keywords

  • Modal logic
  • Multiagent organizations
  • Social structure

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