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SNet reloaded: Roles, monitoring and agent evolution

: Gans, G.; Schmitz, D.; Arzdorf, T.; Jarke, M.; Lakemeyer, G.

Bresciani, P.:
Agent-oriented information systems II : 6th international bi-conference workshop, AOIS 2004, Riga, June 8, 2004 and New York, NY, USA, July 20, 2004; Revised selected papers
Berlin: Springer, 2005 (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3508)
ISBN: 3-540-25911-2
ISBN: 978-3-540-25911-4
ISSN: 0302-9743
International Bi-Conference Workshop Agent-Oriented Information Systems (AOIS) <6, 2004, Riga>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer FIT ()

In previous work, we proposed the prototype environment SNet for the representation and dynamic evaluation of agent-based designs for inter-organizational networks. A key feature of SNet is the automatic translation of extended i* models into the action language ConGolog. In order to run realistic simulations, the resulting agents are deliberative in that they can choose between different courses of action according to some utility measure. When applying SNet to modelling an existing entrepreneurship network, we discovered a number of deficiencies of our current proposal, in particular, the lack of a role concept, the ability to monitor the execution of plans that depend on other agents' contributions and the ability to model agents that evolve over time. In this paper we will sketch the example domain and discuss how these new features can be incorporated in the SNet framework.