Artifacting the Organizational Mechanisms: Adding Functionality in MAS Environments

S. Esparcia, R. Centeno, R. Hermoso and E. Argente, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-10), 2010, []

Organizational mechanisms can be introduced in a multi-agent system with the aim of influencing the behavior of agents to achieve their objectives in a proper way. We propose to model organizational mechanisms by means of artifacts, which present good advantages for coordinating agents environments. We claim that artifacts, as reactive entities located into the environment of a Multi-agent System, can help agents to reach their goals, seem to be a suitable abstraction for modeling organizational mechanisms.