Varying the User Interaction within Multi-Agent Systems
Payne, Terry R., Sycara, Katia, Lewis, Michael, Lenox, Terri L. and Hahn, Susan (2000) Varying the User Interaction within Multi-Agent Systems. In, The Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents , 412-418.
Agents within an open multi-agent system are located through their advertisements with middle agents. Such advertisements describe the agent's capability, ontology, query or task specification, and details about the data returned once the task has been completed. Agents may have similar capabilities, but exhibit different models of user interaction. A case study of a multi-agent system is described which contains a variety of different agents, some of which have functionally similar capabilities but involve different types of user interaction. We demonstrate how the choice of user interaction can have a significant effect on the performance of the whole agent community. This leads to the proposal that an agent's interactive style should also be included within its capability advertisement.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science
|Date Deposited:||07 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:21|
|Contributors:||Payne, Terry R. (Author)
Sycara, Katia (Author)
Lewis, Michael (Author)
Lenox, Terri L. (Author)
Hahn, Susan (Author)
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