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A distributed approach to design federations of agents in an ecosystem of services

Abstract : The objective of this thesis is the design of federations of agents in a pervasive hybrid service ecosystem. A distributed approach based on a social metaphor of a natural ecosystem is proposed with the aim of building open agent federations, where agents interact with each other to achieve their goals through dynamic composition and adaptation of services. In this approach, each agent governs a wireless mobile device. Each agent within the eco- system is self-interested, and its behaviors are based only on local interaction tasks. The interaction and cooperation among agents are guided by a set of social norms, established by members of the ecosystem. Two approaches based on constraint satisfaction were designed to compare the results of strategies of service adaptation with existing proposals based on the reconfiguration of services from scratch. The first is based on a distributed model of the constraint satisfaction problem. The second is an extension of the distributed model to address the dynamics of open environments. The simulations show the perform- ance of the algorithms regarding the consumption of time and the number of messages required for the composition and adaptation of services.
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José Francisco Cervantes Alvarez. A distributed approach to design federations of agents in an ecosystem of services. Mobile Computing. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico), 2016. English. ⟨NNT : 2016GREAM034⟩. ⟨tel-01679323⟩

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