Implementation of a Holonic Multi-agent System in Mixed or Augmented Reality for Large Scale Interactions

  • Dani ManjahEmail author
  • Kaori Hagihara
  • Gillian Basso
  • Benoit Macq
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12092)


We present a new holonic organizational meta-model that uses the multi-agent approach to design a mixed/augmented reality framework enhancing user-experience for the entertainment industry. Our applied model can control games played by groups in a mixed universe (real and virtual) and a distributed environment (city, theme park, etc.). We will particularly present a game in which visitors can interact and experience varying stories through the introduction of autonomous virtual agents. In our case, characters evolve according to their personality and to the user’s inputs. Furthermore, we programmed behaviors for the characters letting their dynamics play the animation rather than programming the animation directly. Our demonstration during PAAMS will show, through a mobile application, new kind of interactions with the system leading to a personalized experience with virtual characters.


Human agent interaction Virtual agents Serious games Agent engineering and development tools 


  1. 1.
    Wooldridge, M., Jennings, N.R.: Intelligent agents: theory and practice. Knowl. Eng. Rev. 10(2), 115–152 (1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cossentino, M., Gaud, N., Hilaire, V., Galland, S., Koukam, A.: ASPECS: an agent-oriented software process for engineering complex systems. Auton. Agents Multi-Agent Syst. 20(2), 260–304 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cavazza, M., Charles, F., Mead, S.J.: Agents’ interaction in virtual storytelling. In: de Antonio, A., Aylett, R., Ballin, D. (eds.) IVA 2001. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 2190, pp. 156–170. Springer, Heidelberg (2001). Scholar
  4. 4.
    Al-azawi, R., Ayesh, A., Obaidy, M.A.: Towards Agent-based Agile approach for Game Development Methodology. World Congress on Computer Applications and Information Systems (WCCAIS), Hammamet (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Akbari, O.: A survey of agent-oriented software engineering paradigm: towards its industrial acceptance (2010)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ferber, J., Gutknecht, O., Michel, F.: From agents to organizations: an organizational view of multi-agent systems. In: Giorgini, P., Müller, J.P., Odell, J. (eds.) AOSE 2003. LNCS, vol. 2935, pp. 214–230. Springer, Heidelberg (2004). Scholar
  7. 7.
    Feraud, M., Galland, S.: First comparison of SARL to other agent-programming languages and frameworks. Procedia Comput. Sci. In: 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2017) and the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2017), Madeira, Portugal, 16–19 May 2017, vol. 109, pp. 1080–1085 (2017)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied MathematicsLouvain-La-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.AlterfaceWavreBelgium

Personalised recommendations