Towards an Integrated Approach of Real-Time Coordination for Multi-Agent Systems

Ghulam Mahdi 1 Abdelkader Gouaich 1 Fabien Michel 1
1 SMILE - Système Multi-agent, Interaction, Langage, Evolution
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier
Abstract : Real-time computations in multi-agent systems have been studied from different perspectives of reasoning, message passing , resource management and negotiations. Separate treatment of all these perspectives may result in performance amelioration in one dimension while over-passing others. Here we propose an integrated “real-time” mechanism where all dimensions of temporal behavior are suggested in one unified model. Here in this position paper, we argue for an integrated and comprehensive treatment of “real-time” issue under the title of coordination. Our position regarding real-time agent coordination would result in overall performance betterment and overhead lessening, if all sub-processes are made to respect “notion of time” in design. We analyze current approaches and options as well as present an outline for an integrated and comprehensive view of “real-time coordination”.
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Ghulam Mahdi, Abdelkader Gouaich, Fabien Michel. Towards an Integrated Approach of Real-Time Coordination for Multi-Agent Systems. 4th International KES Symposium on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Technologies and Applications, Jun 2010, Gdynia Maritime University Poland, Poland. pp.253-262. ⟨lirmm-00520251⟩

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