Models and conceptualizations are necessary to understand and design ubiquitous systems that are context-aware not just from a technological point of view. The current technological trend depicts a scenario in which space, movement, and more generally the environment in which the computation takes place, represent aspects that should be considered as first class concepts. The aim of this paper is to propose the Multilayered Multi-Agent Situated System (MMASS) model as a suitable support for the definition of conceptual architectures for ubiquitous systems. The model provides a strong concept of agent environment, which represents an abstraction of a physical environment possibly interfaced with representations of conceptual aspects as well. The agent interaction model provides two basic mechanisms (reaction and field emission) that are strongly dependent on the spatial structure of the environment. After a brief presentation of MMASS, related concepts and mechanisms, a sample application domain illustrating how it can be adopted to model an ubiquitous system will be given.1 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

Bandini, S., Manzoni, S., & Vizzari, G. (2005). A Spatially Dependent Communication Model for Ubiquitous Systems. In Environments for Multi-Agent Systems, Revised Selected Papers (pp.74-90). Springer [10.1007/978-3-540-32259-7_4].

A Spatially Dependent Communication Model for Ubiquitous Systems

BANDINI, STEFANIA;MANZONI, SARA LUCIA;VIZZARI, GIUSEPPE
2005

Abstract

Models and conceptualizations are necessary to understand and design ubiquitous systems that are context-aware not just from a technological point of view. The current technological trend depicts a scenario in which space, movement, and more generally the environment in which the computation takes place, represent aspects that should be considered as first class concepts. The aim of this paper is to propose the Multilayered Multi-Agent Situated System (MMASS) model as a suitable support for the definition of conceptual architectures for ubiquitous systems. The model provides a strong concept of agent environment, which represents an abstraction of a physical environment possibly interfaced with representations of conceptual aspects as well. The agent interaction model provides two basic mechanisms (reaction and field emission) that are strongly dependent on the spatial structure of the environment. After a brief presentation of MMASS, related concepts and mechanisms, a sample application domain illustrating how it can be adopted to model an ubiquitous system will be given.1 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.
Scientifica
multi-agent systems, environments for MAS
English
Environments for Multi-Agent Systems, First International Workshop, E4MAS 2004, New York, NY, USA, July 19, 2004
9783540245759
Bandini, S., Manzoni, S., & Vizzari, G. (2005). A Spatially Dependent Communication Model for Ubiquitous Systems. In Environments for Multi-Agent Systems, Revised Selected Papers (pp.74-90). Springer [10.1007/978-3-540-32259-7_4].
Bandini, S; Manzoni, S; Vizzari, G
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