Modelling Multi-Agent Systems with Organizations in Mind

Matthias Wester-Ebbinghaus, Daniel Moldt

Abstract

Software systems are subject to increasing complexity and in need of efficient structuring. Multi-agent system research has come up with approaches for an organization-oriented comprehension of software systems. However, when it comes to the collective level of organizational analysis, multi-agent system technology lacks clear development concepts. To overcome this problem while preserving the earnings of the agent-oriented approach, this paper propagates a shift in perspective from the individual agent to the organization as the core metaphor of software engineering targeting at very large systems. According to different levels of analysis drawn from organization theory, different types of organizational units are incorporated into a reference architecture for organization-oriented software systems.

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Wester-Ebbinghaus M. and Moldt D. (2008). Modelling Multi-Agent Systems with Organizations in Mind . In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-43-2, pages 81-90. DOI: 10.5220/0001737900810090


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@conference{msvveis08,
author={Matthias Wester-Ebbinghaus and Daniel Moldt},
title={Modelling Multi-Agent Systems with Organizations in Mind},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={81-90},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001737900810090},
isbn={978-989-8111-43-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - Modelling Multi-Agent Systems with Organizations in Mind
SN - 978-989-8111-43-2
AU - Wester-Ebbinghaus M.
AU - Moldt D.
PY - 2008
SP - 81
EP - 90
DO - 10.5220/0001737900810090