Title: An ontology-based multi-agent system conceptual model
Author: Walid Chainbi
Address: ENISO, Cite Ibn Khaldoun–Ettaffala, B.P 76, 4003 Sousse, Tunisia
Journal: Int. J. of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.31, No.1/2, pp.35 - 44
Abstract: Ontologies have been established as a powerful tool to enable knowledge sharing, and a growing number of applications have benefited from the use of ontologies as a means to achieve semantic interoperability among heterogeneous, distributed systems. This paper is about the use of ontologies in multi-agent systems conceptual modelling. By coming up with ontologies related to communication and organisation, we deduce a multi-agent system conceptual model.
Keywords: ontologies; multi-agent systems; MAS; organisation; communication; behavioural semantics; labelled transition systems; agent-based systems; knowledge sharing; semantic interoperability; conceptual modelling.
Available online 27 Mar 2008