Meta-level architecture for executing multi-agent scenarios

Zhiqiang Gao, Tomoyuki Kawasoe, Akishige Yamamoto, Toru Ishida

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Scenarios, which constrain the behavior of agents, can be the interface between computer experts (agent system developers) and application designers (scenario writers), as well as the interface between scenario writers and agents. It raises a number of challenging issues to execute multi-agent scenarios: 1) How can scenario writers generate customized scenarios easily? 2) How can scenario writers monitor and control scenario execution so as to debug errors in scenarios? 3) How can agents negotiate for scenarios to achieve robust behavior against scenario errors? So, in this paper, we provide a web style GUI (Graphical User Interface) for scenario writers to customize scenarios.We propose a metalevel architecture for scenario writers to trace and control the execution of scenarios by observing scenarios, and for agents to negotiate with others as well as scenario writers for scenarios. The meta-level architecture is illustrated by an experimental multi-agent system of evacuation simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - 5th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2002, Proceedings
EditorsKazuhiro Kuwabara, Jaeho Lee
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540440267, 9783540456803
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2002 Aug 182002 Aug 19

Publication series

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


Conference5th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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