Power and Dependence in Multiagent Systems (bibtex)
by G. Boella, L. Sauro, L. van der Torre
Abstract:
An important aim in the field of Multiagent Systems is to study emergent social structures, such as groups and collectives. The relevance of social structures in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, Sociology necessitates a well motivated definition of their characteristics. The research question of this paper is to formalize the results obtained by Castelfranchi that try to bridge the gap between the BDI model and the macro-level of Multiagent Systems. We presented in (AAMAS04)general social viewpoints on Multiagent Systems and in (ECAI04) we have detailed a derivation of coalition structures from power structures. In this paper we continue the research, and we define power in terms of cognitive (or mind) view, i.e., starting from the characteristics of the single agents as their goals and skills. Properties of collectives, as mutual dependence or cooperation, are also hierarchically defined by means of the definition of power. It is shown that upper levels of this hierarchy need mental model of the agents more and more complex.
Reference:
Power and Dependence in Multiagent Systems (G. Boella, L. Sauro, L. van der Torre), In Procs. of CEAS Workshop at ECAI'04, 2004.
Bibtex Entry:
@InProceedings{Boella2004c,
  Title                    = {Power and Dependence in Multiagent Systems},
  Author                   = {G. Boella and L. Sauro and L. van der Torre},
  Booktitle                = {Procs. of CEAS Workshop at ECAI'04},
  Year                     = {2004},

  Address                  = {Valencia},

  Abstract                 = {An important aim in the field of Multiagent Systems is to study emergent social structures, such as groups and collectives. The relevance of social structures in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, Sociology necessitates a well motivated definition of their characteristics. The research question of this paper is to formalize the results obtained by Castelfranchi that try to bridge the gap between the BDI model and the macro-level of Multiagent Systems. We presented in (AAMAS04)general social viewpoints on Multiagent Systems and in (ECAI04) we have detailed a derivation of coalition structures from power structures. In this paper we continue the research, and we define power in terms of cognitive (or mind) view, i.e., starting from the characteristics of the single agents as their goals and skills. Properties of collectives, as mutual dependence or cooperation, are also hierarchically defined by means of the definition of power. It is shown that upper levels of this hierarchy need mental model of the agents more and more complex. },
  Bdsk-url-1               = {http://icr.uni.lu/leonvandertorre/papers/ceas04.ps},
  Timestamp                = {2013.07.26},
  Url                      = {http://icr.uni.lu/leonvandertorre/papers/ceas04.ps}
}
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