Communicating Open Systems: Extended Abstract

d'Inverno, Mark; Luck, Michael; Noriega, Pablo; A., Juan and Sierra, Carles. 2013. 'Communicating Open Systems: Extended Abstract'. In: IJCAI 2013. Beijing, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Just as conventional institutions are organisational structures for coordinating the activities of multiple interacting individuals, electronic institutions provide a computational analogue for coordinating the activities of multiple interacting software agents. In this paper, we argue that open multi-agent systems can be effectively designed and implemented as electronic institutions, for which we provide a comprehensive computational model. More specifically, the paper provides an operational semantics for electronic institutions, specifying the essential data structures, the state representation and the key operations necessary to implement them.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


Open systems, Agent communication, Formal languages, Electronic institutions

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)



Event Location:

Beijing, China

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Date Deposited:

28 Feb 2014 16:33

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:58


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