TitleIntegrating knowledge modeling and multi-agent systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsGómez M, Plaza E
Conference NameAgents and the Semantic Web. 2005 AAAI Fall Symposium Series Arlington, Virginia, USA 4th - 6th November, 2005
PublisherAAAI Press
Pagination25 - 29

This paper outlines ORCAS, a framework for open Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) that maximizes the reuse of agent capabilities through multiple application domains, and supports the automatic, on-demand configuration of agent teams according to stated problem requirements. Considerable effort has been devoted to the applicability of the framework, which resulted in the implementation of an infrastructure to develop and deploy cooperative MAS. This infrastructure explores the idea of configuring an electronic institution on-the-fly to fit the specific requirements of each problem to be solved by a group of agents.