A catalog of agent coordination patterns

Sandra C. Hayden, Christian Carrick, Qiang Yang
1999 Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents - AGENTS '99  
This paper surveys the current state of the art in agentoriented software engineering, focusing on the area of coordinated multi-agent systems. In multi-agent systems, the interactions between the agents are crucial in determining the effectiveness of the system. Hence the adoption of an appropriate coordination mechanism is pivotal in the design of multi-agent system architectures. This paper does not focus on agent theory, rather on the development of an agent-oriented software engineering
more » ... hodology, collaboration architectures and design patterns for collaboration. A catalog of coordination patterns inherent in multi-agent architectures is presented. Such patterns may be utilized in the architectural design stage of an agent-oriented software engineering methodology.
doi:10.1145/301136.301278 dblp:conf/agents/HaydenCY99 fatcat:l7jjkxqxprdiznoplvkowoh3ce