Title: Adaptability in an agent-based virtual organisation

Authors: G. Frackowiak, M. Ganzha, M. Gawinecki, M. Paprzycki, M. Szymczak, C. Badica, Yo-Sub Han, Myon-Woong Park

Addresses: Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. ' Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. ' Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. ' Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. ' Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.' Software Engineering Department, University of Craiova, Bvd. Decebal 107, Craiova, RO-200440, Romania. ' Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea. ' Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

Abstract: In this paper we consider the adaptability in an agent-based Virtual Organisation (VO). After introducing the system and the need for adaptive behaviours, human resource adaptability in particular, we discuss how the goal of |agent adaptation| can be implemented. Specifically, we propose how agent behaviours can be added into/removed from/replaced in an agent skeleton, and, in this way, agent functionality modified.

Keywords: agent-based systems; virtual organisations; electronic learning; e-learning; adaptability; online learning; multi-agent systems; MAS; adaptive behaviour; agent adaptation; agent behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2009.023636

International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2009 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.188 - 211

Published online: 04 Mar 2009 *

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