Séminaire (organisé par l’équipe de recherche ICI)


Chercheur CNRS au LIG, Grenoble

Multi-agent systems (MAS)

Résumé :

Multi-agent systems (MAS) have now existed for more than 20 years… In the first 10 years, the community was asked to build usable MAS… In the following 10 years, it was asked to build useful MAS… It is now time to build MAS that are regularly used. This mainly concerns in specifying the purpose of the domain and the purpose of the end-user. In this lecture, we first discuss the VOWELS paradigm (Agent, Environment, Interaction, Organisation) as was introduced for design purposes in the 90’s. We show how it has evolved from design to programming to contribute to the trend of multi-agent oriented programming. Such a traditional way of design and programming multi-agent systems has been highly successful and we illustrate this with several examples. We will then focus on the purpose of the domain and show how the design of MAS can be so different for different domains. We then turn the focus of VOWELS on the purpose of the end-user, who has been quite neglected in MAS during the last 20 years. We will discuss the role of the end-user within the VOWELS paradigm and we will exemplify it in interactive games. Again, we illustrate it through several examples. Playing with the VOWELS and including the end-user is not only an intellectual exercise ; it contributes to the evolution of computing towards creativity and ethics concerns, and more generally towards the service to the user. This line of thought is driving our agenda of work for the next years towards an enriched VOWELS and always more used method.

Mardi 10 décembre à 14h00 en amphi N104


FR SHIC 3272

Collegium UTC/CNRS