A simulator for a two layer MAS adaptation in P2P networks

by Jordi Campos, Maite López-Sánchez, Marc Esteva, Javier Morales
Abstract:
Adapting organisational structures to maintain an organisation effectiveness under varying circumstances is becoming a hot topic within the agent community. In this paper we present a simulator that we have developed for testing adaptation mechanisms in Peer to Peer scenarios. We regard this service as part of the new generation of services that should be incorporated into multiagent systems infrastructures to assist coordination both at participant and organisation levels. In order to provide such organisational adaptation we rely on an added distributed meta-level. Meta-level agents perceive partial information about system properties that they use to adapt organizational structures when necessary. The simulator implements different sharing methods, allows to define different network topologies, and includes some facilities to process and analyse simulation results in order to compare them
Reference:
A simulator for a two layer MAS adaptation in P2P networks (Jordi Campos, Maite López-Sánchez, Marc Esteva, Javier Morales), In Workshop on Agreement Technologies (WAT’09), 2009.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{campos2009simulator,
title={A simulator for a two layer MAS adaptation in P2P networks},
booktitle={Workshop on Agreement Technologies (WAT'09)},
author={Campos, Jordi and L{'o}pez-S{'a}nchez, Maite and Esteva, Marc and Morales, Javier},
year={2009},
abstract={Adapting organisational structures to maintain an organisation effectiveness under varying circumstances is becoming a hot topic within the agent community. In this paper we present a simulator that we have developed for testing adaptation mechanisms in Peer to Peer scenarios. We regard this service as part of the new generation of services that should be incorporated into multiagent systems infrastructures to assist coordination both at participant and organisation levels. In order to provide such organisational adaptation we rely on an added distributed meta-level. Meta-level agents perceive partial information about system properties that they use to adapt organizational structures when necessary. The simulator implements different sharing methods, allows to define different network topologies, and includes some facilities to process and analyse simulation results in order to compare them},
url={http://javimorales.name/download/publications/campos2009simulator.pdf}
}