Title: An ontology-based multi-agent system conceptual model

Authors: Walid Chainbi

Addresses: ENISO, Cite Ibn Khaldoun–Ettaffala, B.P 76, 4003 Sousse, Tunisia

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.017717

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.31 No.1/2, pp.35 - 44

Published online: 27 Mar 2008 *

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