By Bruce Edmonds (auth.), Gabriela Lindemann, Daniel Moldt, Mario Paolucci (eds.)
This ebook offers chosen prolonged and reviewed types of the papers authorised for the 1st overseas Workshop on Regulated Agent structures: concept and functions, RASTA 2002, held in Bologna, Italy, in July 2002, as a part of AAMAS 2002. furthermore, numerous new papers at the workshop topic are integrated to boot; those have been submitted and reviewed in accordance with an additional demand contributions.
The development of man-made agent societies bargains with questions and difficulties which are already recognized from human societies. The sixteen papers during this ebook identify an interdisciplinary group of social scientists and computing device scientists devoting their examine pursuits to exploiting social theories for the development and law of multi-agent systems.
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Roles and positions in existing MAS could be monitored and analyzed by a sort of “social mirror” to help new incoming agents to develop an efficient communication strategy, or – in terms of social system theory – to increase the probability of the unlikely process of the stabilization of communicational patterns. As an outlook towards the practical implications of our approach, software agents working as assistants in organizations could look for adequate contact partners or they could summarize past communication processes.
To empirically observe roles from communication‚ we once more made use of the network of utterances and replies in the discourse. e. the number of relations an agent has with other agents. We use the different types of relationships (one-way directed‚ mutual) to identify typical patterns in the network of communications. ‚ the number of others an agent refers to) and reciprocal ties for each individual agent. To find the most typical combination of relationships‚ we analyzed the results for the 228 agents by means of a hierarchical clustering algorithm (employing a “single linkage” method).
1 Positivism: Means-Ends Analysis in a Layered Mind We can postulate a positivist (optimistic) position by basing our ultimate evaluations on a pre-conceived ontology of such deemed relevant dimensions (or values). Having those as a top-level reference, the designer’s efforts can concentrate on the appropriate models, techniques and mechanisms to achieve the best possible performance as measured along those dimensions. It seems that all that remains is then optimisation along the desired dimensions, but even in that restrained view we have to acknowledge that it does not mean that all problems are now solved.