About cooperation of multiagent teams: A model to use collective products

About cooperation of multiagent teams: A model to use collective products

Afra Khenifar-Bessadi Jean-Paul Jamont Michel Occello Choukri-Bey Ben-Yelles Mouloud Koudil 

LMCS, École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique, 16309-Alger, Algérie

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, LCIS, F-26000 Valence, France

Corresponding Author Email: 
a_khenifar@esi.dz; m_koudil@esi.dz; jean-paul.jamont@lcis.grenoble-inp.fr; michel.occello@lcis.grenoble-inp.fr; choukri.ben-yelles@lcis.grenoble-inp.fr
30 April 2017
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A multiagent system is a set of agents which collaborate and realize a collective product. We are interested by teams where agents have only a partial view on their team and of the collective products they generate. Teams cooperation allows them to exploit each other collective products, instead of exploiting individually the skills of agents from each team. This cooperation can help each team to realize or to enhance its own products. We propose a model to allow the cooperation of distributed preexisting teams by avoiding the disturbance of the initial functioning of each team. To meet this constraint, we insert virtual probes into each team to observe and to influence the agents in order to allow their cooperation by using collective products. The proposed approach is evaluated on a scenario where a sensor network and a drone network need to cooperate while designed and deployed separately.


collective product, inter-MAS Cooperation, multi-agent systems

1. Introduction
2. Coopération de collectifs
3. Une approche pour la coopération de collectifs
4. Opérationnalisation de la coopération des collectifs
5. Application
6. Discussion
7. Conclusion et perspectives

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