The AORTA Architecture: Integrating Organizational Reasoning in Jason

Andreas Schmidt Jensen, Virginia Dignum, Jørgen Villadsen

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Open systems are characterized by a diversity of heterogeneous and autonomous agents that act according to private goals, and with a behavior that is hard to predict. They can be regulated through organizations similar to human organizations, which regulate the agents’ behavior space and describe the expected behavior of the agents. Agents need to be able to reason about the regulations, so that they can act within the expected boundaries and work towards the objectives of the organization. In this paper, we describe the AORTA (Adding Organizational Reasoning to Agents) architecture for making agents organization-aware. It is designed such that it provides organizational reasoning capabilities to agents implemented in existing agent programming languages without being tied to a specific organizational model. We show how it can be integrated in the Jason agent programming language, and discuss how the agents can coordinate their organizational tasks using AORTA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Multi-Agent Systems. Second International Workshop, EMAS 2014, Paris, France, May 5-6, 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFabiano Dalpiaz, Jürgen Dix, M. Birna van Riemsdijk
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14483-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-14484-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 20146 May 2014
Conference number: 2


Workshop2nd Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems
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SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


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