TitleSocially-aware lightweight coordination infrastructures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEsteva M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Arcos JLluis, Sierra C
Conference NameAAMAS'11 12th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

Coordination infrastructures have played a central role in the engineering of multi-agent systems (MAS). Although MAS research has produced a number of notable coordination infrastructures of varying features, these have been mainly conceived to host software agents and to facilitate multi-agent programming. Thus, human agents have been mostly kept out of the picture, hence hindering the use of agent-oriented infrastructures for the coordination of hybrid multi-agent systems. Moreover, current MAS tools supporting coordination heavily rely on a dedicated infrastructure. In this work we touch upon these two issues. On the one hand, we analyse the kind of coordination support required by humans in a hybrid multi-agent system. On the other hand, we propose how to achieve coordination with little, lightweight infrastructure.