2010
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11688-9_14
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Mattijs Ghijsen, Wouter N. H. Jansweijer, Bob J. Wielinga

Abstract: Abstract. In this chapter, we discuss the design of adaptive hierarchical organizations for multi-agent systems (MAS). Hierarchical organizations have a number of advantages such as their ability to handle complex problems and their scalability to large organizations. By introducing adaptivity in the structure of hierarchical MAS organizations, we enable agents to balance resources in their organization. We will first provide a number of generic principles for the design of hierarchical MAS organizations. We …

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