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Flexible and Emergent Workflows using Adaptive Agents

Rantrua, Arcady, Gleizes, Marie-Pierre and Hanachi, Chihab (2013) Flexible and Emergent Workflows using Adaptive Agents. In: International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications - ICCCI 2013.

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Abstract

Most of existing workflow systems are rigid since they require to completely specify processes before their enactment and they also lack flexibility during their execution. This work proposes to view a workflow as a set of cooperative and adaptive agents interleaving its design and its execution leading to an emergent workflow. We use the theory of Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems (AMAS) to provide agents with adaptive capabilities and the whole multi-agent system with emergent "feature". We provide a meta-model linking workflow and AMAS concepts, and the specification of agent behavior and the resulting collaborations. A simulator has been implemented with the Make Agent Yourself platform.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Language: English
Date: 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workflow - Multi-agent system - Flexibility - Adaptation - Emergence
Subjects: H- INFORMATIQUE
Divisions: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 11:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 11:14
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/30575

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