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Organizational Architectures for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems’ Development: An Initial Ontology

  • Markus SchattenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 290)

Abstract

An initial conceptualization of organizational design techniques for large-scale multi-agent systems (LSMAS) based on the paradigm of organizational architecture is introduced. Seven perspectives (organizational structure, processes, culture, strategy, individual agents, organizational agents and inter-organizational context) are analyzed and defined. By using a graph theoretic approach and recursive definitions the ontological framework allows for modeling all perspectives on an arbitrary level of detail and complexity from the global system to low level individuals. The provided conceptualization is the foundation of a to be established ontology on organizational design methods for designing, developing and maintaining LSMAS.

Keywords

ontology large scale multi agent systems organizational design organizational architecture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Faculty of Organization and InformaticsUniversity of ZagrebVaraždinCroatia

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