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
Publication: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pp. 529 - 536
Location: Montreal
Publisher: ACM Press
Date: June 2001
Sources: PS: http://mas.cs.umass.edu/~bhorling/papers/AA2001-Diagnosis.ps.gz
Citeseer: http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/horling01using.html
PDF: /Documents/AA2001-Diagnosis.pdf
Reference: Horling, Bryan, Benyo, Brett, and Lesser, Victor. Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational Structures. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, ACM Press, pp. 529-536. June 2001.
bibtex:
@article{Horling-204,
  author    = "Bryan Horling and Brett Benyo and Victor Lesser",
  title     = "{Using Self-Diagnosis to Adapt Organizational
               Structures}",
  journal   = "Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on
               Autonomous Agents",
  publisher = "ACM Press",
  pages     = "529-536",
  month     = "June",
  year      = "2001",
  address   = "Montreal",
  url       = "http://mas.cs.umass.edu/paper/204",
}