Publication - Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures

Authors: Horling, Bryan, Benyo, Brett, and Lesser, Victor
Title: Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures
Abstract: The specific organization used by a multi-agent system is crucial for its effectiveness and efficiency. In dynamic environments, or when the objectives of the system shift, the organization must therefore be able to change as well. In this paper we propose using a general diagnosis engine to drive this process of adaptation, using the TMS modeling language as the primary representation of organizational information. Results from experiments employing such a system in the Producer-Consumer-Transporter domain are also presented.
Keywords: Diagnosis, Organizational Design, TAEMS
Publication: Computer Science Technical Report 1999-64, Num: 1999-64
Publisher: University of Massachusetts
Date: November 1999
Sources: PS: http://mas.cs.umass.edu/~bhorling/papers/99-64.ps.gz
HTML: http://mas.cs.umass.edu/~bhorling/papers/99-64/
PDF: /Documents/99-64.pdf
Reference: Horling, Bryan, Benyo, Brett, and Lesser, Victor. Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures. Computer Science Technical Report 1999-64, Number 1999-64, University of Massachusetts. November 1999.
bibtex:
@techreport{Horling-183,
  author    = "Bryan Horling and Brett Benyo and Victor Lesser",
  title     = "{Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational
               Structures}",
  number    = "1999-64",
  institution = "University of Massachusetts",
  type      = "Computer Science Technical Report",
  month     = "November",
  year      = "1999",
  url       = "http://mas.cs.umass.edu/paper/183",
}