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1020{Disarmed} SOHOMA 2014 Special Session on Adaptive and self-organized Multi-Agent Systems

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  • Emmanuel ADAM
    Apr 10, 2014
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      SOHOMA 2014 Special Session - AMAS
      'Adaptive and self-organized Multi-Agent Systems'
      in the 'Service Orientation in HOlonic and Multi-Agent manufacturing' Workshop
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      Nancy, France, November 5-6, 2014

      Multi-Agent Systems, and Holonic Multi-Agent Systems, mainly exploited and developed in Manufacturing Systems, are more and more used in other fields such as complex system simulations, information systems, distributed problems solving...

      Holonic Multi-Agent Systems are flexible; their only strict obligation is to follow a pyramidal structure. They really have an interesting potential, however, methods and tools in order to facilitate their design and management, especially regarding to their Self-Adaptation and Self-Organization capabilities, are required. Indeed, the main characteristics of a Holonic Multi-Agent System, that are the robustness and the cooperation, are dependent of the dynamic of the Multi-Agent System and of unexpected events that occur in the environment.

      Robustness enables the Multi-Agent Systems to cope with perturbations, faults and hard constraints. Such a property can typically be implemented using self-organization solutions such as regeneration of faulty agents, generation of new agents and/or migration of agents between Multi-Agent Systems.

      Cooperation ensures that if each agent, classically pursuing its own goals and strategies in the pyramidal organization, interacts with each others in a cooperative way, all agents will collectively lead the Multi-Agent System to its intended overall goal. This property is generally processed by locally and autonomously modifying agents' roles or behaviours, by adapting their strategies; it is a way to implement self-adaptation of the agents/holons.

      This Special Session of SOHOMA welcomes models and methods linked to robustness, cooperation, self-adaptation and self-organization in Multi-Agent Systems, enabling emergence of new behaviours as well as sub-organizations.

      Keywords: multi-agent systems, holonic multi-agent systems, self-organisation, cooperation, fault-recovery, robustness, cooperation, emergence, distributed control.

      -- *Important dates* --
      -    Full Paper Submission:             May 22, 2014
      -    Notification of Acceptance:      June 22, 2014
      -    Final Paper Submission:            September 8, 2014

      -- *SubmittingPapers* --
      The papers are limited to 8 pages formatted in the Springer Book format for "Studies in Computational Intelligence" according to the instructions.

      -- *Publication* --
      All papers duly presented at the Workshop will be included in the :
      SOHOMA'14 post conference Proceedings publication in special issues of: Springer series "Studies in Computational Intelligence", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer) and Computers in Industry (Elsevier).

      --* Organisers* --
      - Emmanuel ADAM, LAMIH / University of Valenciennes, FRANCE (emmanuel.adam@...)
      - Valérie CAMPS,  IRIT / Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, FRANCE (Valerie.Camps@...)