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Agent Coordination Contexts for the formal specification and enactment of coordination and security policies

Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli
2006 Science of Computer Programming  
In the context of multi-agent systems (MAS), an Agent Coordination Context (ACC) is an abstraction provided by the infrastructure to each agent entering a MAS, aimed at enabling and controlling all the  ...  In particular, in this paper we exploit typical process algebra techniques to define the syntax and semantics of a language for ACC specification, describing patterns of interaction protocols allowed to  ...  A Coordination Network for Agentbased Computing".  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scico.2005.07.014 fatcat:t3a3w5klvfhmfp36k4yuur5aea

RBAC for Organisation and Security in an Agent Coordination Infrastructure

Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli
2005 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
This trend is evident in the state-of-the-art models adopted for the management of security and organisation of complex information systems: in this context Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) models are  ...  In this paper we discuss how an RBAC-like model has been fruitfully exploited to extend an infrastructure for the coordination of agent-based systems -TuCSoN -with the support for organisation and security  ...  Conclusion In this paper we introduced the RBAC model for engineering some security and organisation aspects in the context of MAS.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2004.11.045 fatcat:f75giyhmyzgm5cy5zmg6kolp2m

Environment-Based Coordination Through Coordination Artifacts [chapter]

Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In the context of human organisations, environment plays a fundamental role for supporting cooperative work and, more generally, complex coordination activities.  ...  In this work we describe this framework, by defining a model for the coordination artifact abstraction, and discussing the infrastructures and technologies currently available for engineering MAS application  ...  Organisational models based on the notion of role are pervasive in computer science as well as in the context of human organisation theories, impacting also on security and coordination aspects; role-based  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32259-7_10 fatcat:5iyq4p5sabg7bffu3pjajqhbjm

On the Role of Simulation in the Engineering of Self-Organising Systems: Detecting Abnormal Behaviour in MAS

Luca Gardelli, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
2005 Workshop From Objects to Agents  
This is based on the TuCSoN infrastructure, which provides agents with an environment of artefacts-most notably coordination artefacts and agent coordination contexts.  ...  In particular, we evaluate the use of simulations of high-level system models to analyse properties of a design, which can anticipate the detection of wrong design choices and the tuning of system parameters  ...  For the methodology, we relied on formal simulation and modelling via stochastic π-calculus, which-even though is a quite new language in the context of the MAS communityshowed its effectiveness as a design  ... 
dblp:conf/woa/GardelliVO05 fatcat:n6kiqqwvq5cu7gvbnsu3g2gala

RAMASD: a semi-automatic method for designing agent organisations This work has been supported by BT under a grant from the office of the Chief Technologist (No. ML816801/MH354166)

2002 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
Roles and their interactions in a particular context form role models.  ...  In Section 4 we present the role algebra, a formal model of role relations which is the main enabler of our approach. We define its semantics using a two-sorted algebra.  ...  Role algebra: a formal model of role relations Designing an agent organisation in our method refers to allocating roles to agents.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888903000572 fatcat:jyte5rjeefbv7hgmcksyb4674m

Governance of Autonomous Agents on the Web: Challenges and Opportunities [article]

Timotheus Kampik, Adnane Mansour, Olivier Boissier, Sabrina Kirrane, Julian Padget, Terry R. Payne, Munindar P. Singh, Valentina Tamma, Antoine Zimmermann
2022 arXiv   pre-print
More recently, the Web of Things (WoT), which is an extension of the Internet of Things (IoT) with metadata expressed in Web standards, and its community provide further motivation for pushing the autonomous  ...  Towards this end, this paper motivates the need for alignment and joint research across the Multiagent Systems, Semantic Web, and WoT communities, introduces a conceptual framework for governance of autonomous  ...  Timotheus Kampik is supported by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.  ... 
arXiv:2202.02574v1 fatcat:oto6ib442zawta3bneuqwayrhy

Performance management model

John Isaac Mwita
2000 International Journal of Public Sector Management  
Reviews the underlying literature and theoretical framework of performance management (PM) as a systems-based model for cultivating the"achievement culture" in public sector organisations (PSOs).  ...  It looks at how the various practical econometric and managerial techniques can integrate with the PM model in an attempt to excel the philosophy of new public management.  ...  perspective, within an overall organisational context.  ... 
doi:10.1108/09513550010334461 fatcat:2bbe5j3xsvgxlafn5ngrkcpuja

Category Theory Based Approach for IMS Modelling

Jean-Pierre Lavigne, Frédérique Mayer, Pascal Lhoste
2003 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
Main researches and developments in IMS, MAS (Multi-Agent System) and HMS (Holonic Manufacturing System) for manufacturing plant control and management as well as manufacturing enterprise networking are  ...  In this way, this paper deals with principles and elements of the Category Theory as a coherent mathematical framework in order to move to more prescriptive and 'bottom-up' modelling approaches able to  ...  ' approaches for modelling these intelligent manufacturing organisations in favour of more 'bottom-up' ones.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1474-6670(17)37750-9 fatcat:msja6gdw2nbotimedsjnsn76ii

Page 1484 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 93, Issue 4 [page]

2006 Psychological Abstracts  
The role of teams of LD experts, not affiliated to mainstreaming work in an institution, is also examined.  ...  It reflects upon how Northumbria’s approach has led to the emergence of a learning organisation that is adaptive and responsive and how a business approach can be applied to higher and further education  ... 

Framework for analysing continuity in students' learning experiences during primary to secondary transition in mathematics

Ian Cantley, Niamh O'Meara, Mark Prendergast, Lorraine Harbison, Clare O'Hara
2020 Irish Educational Studies  
organisational, societal and cultural contexts within which they occur; teacher attributes; and Dewey's principle of continuity of experience.  ...  Curricular and pedagogical practices in each phase of schooling are influenced by a number of factors including, for example, teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching, and a range of other school  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by grants from the Irish Research Council and the Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS).  ... 
doi:10.1080/03323315.2020.1779108 fatcat:hckrjneirbastc55lfoa6wfwea

Agent-Based Ontology Mapping Towards Ontology Interoperability [chapter]

Li Li, Yun Yang, Baolin Wu
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Previous works in ontology management, primarily for ontology mapping, ontology integration and ontology evolution, have  ...  Challenges arise when we look a step further in order to achieve flexibility and scalability of the ontology management.  ...  A MAS approach is thus regarded as an intuitive and suitable way of modelling dynamic systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11589990_93 fatcat:3oecb5jswnahvnionv62yplhqm

Information Systems Architecture [chapter]

2008 The Making of Information Systems  
In addition to undergraduate teaching, the department is also strongly involved in postgraduate research programmes leading to MCom, MA, MSc and PhD degrees.  ...  Abstract This paper describes an architecture for building distributed information systems from existing information resources, based on distributed object and software agent technologies.  ...  An alternative approach, used in SIMS, assumes the prior existence of a domain model and symbolically represents mappings from data source models to the domain model.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-79261-1_3 fatcat:3mpxs36bjfglvnbymovcwxahg4

Page 38 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 84, Issue 1 [page]

1997 Psychological Abstracts  
Spacing practice in the ATM protocol gave the Ss an advantage in learning and retention on Space Fortress and algebra word problems, and caused no decrement in perfor- mance on Phoenix.  ...  activities, temporal organisation, and text quality [the models discussed] allow for the testing of specific hy- potheses concerning the differences between writers, tasks, the interrelations between  ... 

Auditing the numeracy demands of the middle years curriculum (Inspección de las demandas de la alfabetización matemática en el currículo de la educación secundaria obligatoria)

Merrilyn Goos, Vince Geiger, Shelley Dole
2012 PNA  
, contexts, and a critical orientation.  ...  The National Numeracy Review Report recognized that numeracy development requires an across the curriculum commitment.  ...  A model for numeracy in the 21st century (a) exploring, analyzing, and modeling data; (b) measurement; (c) number; (d) patterns and algebraic reasoning; and (e) spatial sense and geometric reasoning.  ... 
doaj:ab4fed45a0c24d829ea38d2d13527154 fatcat:6mjlplwsofdk7iuzu5a2h6gmfu

The Relation between the Teaching of Mathematics and Statistics in the Republic of South Africa

Lukanda Kalobo
2022 Athens Journal of Education  
Hence the call to educators to acknowledge the symbiosis to enhance the teaching and promote an awareness of the ways in which Statistics is presented and aligned in the South African Mathematics high  ...  The purpose of this study is to explore the relation between the teaching of Mathematics and the teaching of Statistics at high school level in the South African Context.  ...  In the South African context, there is a need for the teacher to acknowledge that constructivist practice plays an important role in the teaching of Mathematics and in the teaching of Statistics in the  ... 
doi:10.30958/aje.9-2-9 fatcat:2fgdo6tnzrazlel42azv5j55ey
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