• Abdellah Bedrouni
  • Ranjeev Mittu
  • Abdeslem Boukhtouta
  • Jean Berger


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.


Multiagent System Coordination Model Subjective Coordination Dialogue Game Artificial Intelli 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdellah Bedrouni
    • 1
  • Ranjeev Mittu
    • 2
  • Abdeslem Boukhtouta
    • 3
  • Jean Berger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Head, Intelligent Decision Support Section (Code 5584) Information Technology DivisionU.S. Naval Research LaboratoryWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Defence Research & Development Canada - ValcartierDecision Support Technology SectionVal-BelairCanada

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