A definition of exceptions in agent-oriented computing

Eric Platon*, Nicolas Sabouret, Shinichi Honiden

*Corresponding author for this work

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The research on exception handling in Multi-Agent Systems has produced some advanced models to deal with 'exceptional situations'. The expression 'agent exception' is however unclear across the literature, as it sometimes refers to extensions of traditional exception models in programming languages, and sometimes to organizational management mechanisms with distinct semantics. In this paper, we propose a definition of 'agent exception' to clarify the notion and justify that specific research is necessary on this theme. We detail properties of this definition, revisit the traditional vocabulary related to exception in software design, propose an adequate agent architecture, and identify some research issues. This work is aimed at federating the endeavors on the question of exception management for Agent-Oriented Computing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Societies in the Agents World VII - 7th International Workshop, ESAW 2006, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783540755227
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2006 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2006 Sept 62006 Sept 8

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4457 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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