Agent Scenario Consider a Web-enabled method for saving the doomed crew of The Perfect Storm. How could Web agents have helped? 4
Organization "An organization provides a framework for activity and interaction through the definition of roles, behavioural expectations and authority relationships (e.g. control)." 5
Virtual Organization "Virtual Organizations are a set of individuals and institutions that need to co-ordinate resources and services across institutional boundaries". 6
Linked Data 7
Software Personal Assistants Software personal assistants (SPA) are an active research area that one day might change the face of our human organizations. Overload Speed 8
Agent basedComputing Agent based computing merges two technologies, namely Artificial Intelligence (AI) and object-oriented distributed computing. 9
Importance of Agent oriented thinking As real-world applications are becoming significantly more complex than before. Agent-oriented techniques provide a natural way for modelling complex systems, by decomposing its problem space into autonomous agents and their interactions. 10
Agent Centered Versus Organisation CenteredApproach Classical New Approach 11
Organization Design Tools? 12
Agent Oriented Modelling and Design
A situation in a application involving actors and activities.
Agents start with an overall plan to solve the problem.
Actors can start from anywhere and build up a solution. Actors can play roles based on their perception (mental states). 13
Multi Agent Frameworks Presentation Searchable 14
RULE RESPONDER 16
The organizational agent represents the goals and strategies shared by each committee chair.
It contains rule sets that describe the policies and regulations of the RuleML Symposium.
Delegates incoming queries to the chair’s PAs.
A personal agent assists a single chairof the symposium, (semi-autonomously) acting on his/her behalf.
Each personal agent contains a rule-base FOAF-like profile.
It contains a FOAF*-like fact profile plusFOAF-extending rules to encode selected knowledge of its human owner.
External agents exchange messages with the OA. They submit queries and receive answers.
End users, as external agents, interact with the OA using a Web (HTTP) interface to the Symposium Planner.