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An introduction to engineering multiagent industrial symbiosis systems: potentials and challenges

An introduction to engineering multiagent industrial symbiosis systems: potentials and challenges
An introduction to engineering multiagent industrial symbiosis systems: potentials and challenges
Multiagent Systems (MAS) research reached a maturity to be confidently applied to real-life complex problems. Successful application of MAS methods for behavior modeling, strategic reasoning, and decentralized governance, encouraged us to focus on applicability of MAS techniques in a class of industrial systems and to elaborate on potentials and challenges for method integration/contextualization. We direct attention towards a form of industrial practices called Industrial Symbiosis Systems (ISS) as a highly dynamic domain of application for MAS techniques. In ISS, firms aim to reduce their material and energy footprint by circulating reusable resources among the members. To enable systematic reasoning about ISS behavior and support firms' (as well as ISS designers') decisions, we see the opportunity for marrying industrial engineering with engineering multiagent systems. This enables introducing (1) representation frameworks to reason about dynamics of ISS, (2) operational semantics to develop computational models for ISS, and (3) coordination mechanisms to enforce desirable ISS behaviors. We argue for applicability and expressiveness of resource-bounded formalisms and norm-aware mechanisms for the design and deployment of ISS practices. In this proposal, we elaborate on different dimensions of ISS, present a methodological foundation for ISS development, and finally discuss open problems.
Multiagent systems, Resource-Bounded Systems, Industrial Symbiosis, Circular Economy, Normative Semantics, Coordination and Control
Springer
Yazdanpanah, Vahid
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Yazan, Devrim Murat
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Hillegersberg, Jos van
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Dastani, Mehdi
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Bordini, Rafael H.
Dennis, Louise A.
Lespérance, Yves
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Bordini, Rafael H.
Dennis, Louise A.
Lespérance, Yves

Yazdanpanah, Vahid, Yazan, Devrim Murat, Hillegersberg, Jos van and Dastani, Mehdi (2019) An introduction to engineering multiagent industrial symbiosis systems: potentials and challenges. Bordini, Rafael H., Dennis, Louise A. and Lespérance, Yves (eds.) In Pre-proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2019). Springer. 10 pp .

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Multiagent Systems (MAS) research reached a maturity to be confidently applied to real-life complex problems. Successful application of MAS methods for behavior modeling, strategic reasoning, and decentralized governance, encouraged us to focus on applicability of MAS techniques in a class of industrial systems and to elaborate on potentials and challenges for method integration/contextualization. We direct attention towards a form of industrial practices called Industrial Symbiosis Systems (ISS) as a highly dynamic domain of application for MAS techniques. In ISS, firms aim to reduce their material and energy footprint by circulating reusable resources among the members. To enable systematic reasoning about ISS behavior and support firms' (as well as ISS designers') decisions, we see the opportunity for marrying industrial engineering with engineering multiagent systems. This enables introducing (1) representation frameworks to reason about dynamics of ISS, (2) operational semantics to develop computational models for ISS, and (3) coordination mechanisms to enforce desirable ISS behaviors. We argue for applicability and expressiveness of resource-bounded formalisms and norm-aware mechanisms for the design and deployment of ISS practices. In this proposal, we elaborate on different dimensions of ISS, present a methodological foundation for ISS development, and finally discuss open problems.

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Published date: 30 May 2019
Additional Information: Pre-proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2019), 13th-14th May 2019, Montreal, Canada; Editors: Rafael H. Bordini, Louise A. Dennis, Yves Lesp\'erance
Venue - Dates: 7th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2019), , Montreal, Canada, 2019-05-13 - 2019-05-14
Keywords: Multiagent systems, Resource-Bounded Systems, Industrial Symbiosis, Circular Economy, Normative Semantics, Coordination and Control

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Local EPrints ID: 444643
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444643
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Date deposited: 28 Oct 2020 17:30
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Author: Vahid Yazdanpanah ORCID iD
Author: Devrim Murat Yazan
Author: Jos van Hillegersberg
Author: Mehdi Dastani
Editor: Rafael H. Bordini
Editor: Louise A. Dennis
Editor: Yves Lespérance

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