Building multiagent applications with agreement technologies

Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)


Many challenges in today’s society can be tackled by open distributed software systems. To instil coordination in such systems is particularly demanding, as usually only part of them can be directly controlled at runtime. In this talk, I will first introduce the agreement technologies (AT) approach to the development of open multiagent systems. I will argue that, by adequately combining models and methods from the AT sandbox, one can achieve an appropriate level of coordination in domains with different degrees of openness, and will back my claim by means of various application examples.