Participatory Semantics for Multi-Agent Systems

Victor R. Lesser, Susan Conry, Yves Demazeau, and Mario Tokoro

The study of participation in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) can help develop scalable, plural, open information infrastructures, comprised of humans, equipment, and services. Participation by MAS depends on a synergy of interdependent, overlapping, and mutually supporting information infrastructures: availability infrastructures and participatory infrastructures (see fig-ure). Availability infrastructures impact development of participatory infrastructures: e.g., mobile wireless infrastructure platforms can be immediately informed on-site about current whereabouts and participation, providing information needed for message screening infrastructures to manage interruptions. Participatory infrastructures impact development of availability infrastructures: e.g., message screening infrastructures reduce unwanted interruptions, which is needed for making wireless communications infrastructure more predictable and acceptable.

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