Transaction Agent Modelling: From Experts to Concepts to Multi-Agent Systems

Richard Hill, Simon Polovina, Dharmendra Shadija

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Whilst the Multi-Agent System (MAS) paradigm has the potential to enable complex heterogeneous information systems to be integrated, there is a need to represent and specify the nature of qualitative conceptual transactions in order that they are adequately comprehended by a goal-directed MAS. Using the Transaction Agent Model (TrAM) approach we examine the use of Conceptual Graphs to model an extension to an existing MAS in the community healthcare domain, whereby the existing agent capabilities are augmented with a robust set of behaviours that provide emergency healthcare management. We illustrate how TrAM serves to enrichen the requirements gathering process, whilst also supporting the definition and realisation of quantitative measures for the management of qualitative transactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Structures
Subtitle of host publicationInspiration and Application - 14th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2006, Aalborg, Denmark, July 16-21, 2006. Proceedings
EditorsHenrik Schärfe, Pascal Hitzler, Peter Øhrstrøm
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783540359029
ISBN (Print)3540358935, 9783540358930
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Conceptual Structures - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 16 Jul 200621 Jul 2006
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4068 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
Abbreviated titleICCS 2006


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