Coordination is a central issue in agent-oriented distributed systems. Coordinating adequately the activities attributed to a large number of heterogeneous entities in agent-oriented engineering research remains a fundamental, challenging, and complex issue. This Chapter strongly suggests that coordination is central to distributed systems. It explores the interdisciplinary nature of this concept, reviews the definition of various forms of interaction, highlights the need for a universal or a unified definition, and finally examines key fundamental aspects related to the coordination function.
KeywordsMultiagent System Coordination Model Subjective Coordination Dialogue Game Artificial Intelli
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