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IMCS/Publications/CSJM/Issues/CSJM v.15, n.2 (44), 2007/

Affordability and Paradigms in Agent-Based Systems

Authors: Boldur E. Barbat, Andrei Moiceanu, Sorin Plesca, Sorin C. Negulescu
Keywords: Open, heterogeneous, dynamic and uncertain environments (OHDUE); Emergence; Synergy; Stigmergy; Agent self-awareness; Agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE).

Abstract

The paper aims at substantiating that in universities with scarce resources, applied Information Technologies (IT) research is affordable, even in most advanced and dynamic sub-domains. This target is split into four specific objectives: a) to set up a framework for IT research affordability in universities representative for current East-European circumstances; b) to outline a workable approach based on synergistic leverage and to assess the paradigms prevalent in modern artificial intelligence through this ``affordability filter''; c) to describe the evolution and the current stages of two undertakings exploiting paradigms founded on emergence (the sub-domains are stigmergic coordination and agent self-awareness); d) to summarise for both sub domains the mechanisms and the architectonics (the focus is on computer science aspects; implementation details will be given in future papers). The results in both directions appear as promising and reveal significant potential for transdisciplinarity. From this perspective, the paper is a call to improved cooperation.

Boldur E. Barbat, Andrei Moiceanu, Sorin Plesca, Sorin C.Negulescu
"Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu,
Faculty of Sciences ,
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Andrei Moiceanu
"Politehnica" University of Timisoara,
Faculty of Automation and Computers

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