Time emerges as a key concept in Multi Agent Systems (MASs) and influences the overall system architecture. Since architectural abstractions aim at capturing issues that are relevant in specific domains, MAS architectures should provide abstractions allowing the temporal behaviour to be modelled, observed, and controlled. In other terms, time should be a full-fledged first-class concept in MAS architectures. This paper proposes Time-Awareness Model (TAM), a reference model for building Time-Aware MASs. The model defines a collection of architectural abstractions allowing temporal issues to be modelled in a platform-independent way. Moreover, the paper applies TAM in a reference architecture for Time-Aware MASs. The reference architecture has been exploited in the Packet-World test-bed.

Micucci, D., Oldani, M., Tisato, F. (2006). Time-Aware Multi Agent Systems. In Multiagent Systems and Software Architecture, Proceedings of the Special Track at Net.ObjectDays (pp.71-84). Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Time-Aware Multi Agent Systems

MICUCCI, DANIELA;TISATO, FRANCESCO
2006

Abstract

Time emerges as a key concept in Multi Agent Systems (MASs) and influences the overall system architecture. Since architectural abstractions aim at capturing issues that are relevant in specific domains, MAS architectures should provide abstractions allowing the temporal behaviour to be modelled, observed, and controlled. In other terms, time should be a full-fledged first-class concept in MAS architectures. This paper proposes Time-Awareness Model (TAM), a reference model for building Time-Aware MASs. The model defines a collection of architectural abstractions allowing temporal issues to be modelled in a platform-independent way. Moreover, the paper applies TAM in a reference architecture for Time-Aware MASs. The reference architecture has been exploited in the Packet-World test-bed.
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Multi Agent Systems, architectural abstractions, time, time-aware systems
English
Multiagent Systems and Software Architecture
90-5682-737-5
Micucci, D., Oldani, M., Tisato, F. (2006). Time-Aware Multi Agent Systems. In Multiagent Systems and Software Architecture, Proceedings of the Special Track at Net.ObjectDays (pp.71-84). Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Micucci, D; Oldani, M; Tisato, F
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