Agent Organizations: Theory and Practice
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Virginia Dignum, Daniel Corkill, Catholijn Jonker, and Frank Dignum, Program Cochairs
Agent organizations are an emergent area of application of MAS that requires interdisciplinary research approaches at different levels of abstraction. Agent organizations demand the integration of organizational and individual perspectives, the dynamic adaptation of models to organizational and environmental changes, and rely for a great extent on the notion of openness and heterogeneity of MAS. Practical applications of agents to organizational modeling are being widely developed but formal theories are needed to describe interaction and organizational structure. Furthermore, it is necessary to get a closer look at the applicability of insights and theories from organization sciences to the development of agent organizations.