UDC 004.5:62, DOI:10.2298/CSIS100119014O

Emergent Properties for Data Distribution in a Cognitive MAS

Andrei Olaru1, Cristian Gratie1 and Magda Florea1

  1. University Politehnica of Bucharest
    Splaiul Independentei 313, 060042 Bucharest, Romania
    cs@andreiolaru.ro, cgratie@yahoo.com, adina@cs.pub.ro


Emergence is a key element in the research of multi-agent systems. Emergent properties provide higher level features to a system formed of simpler individuals. So far, emergence has been studied mostly through systems formed of reactive agents � that are easier to design and implement. As computational power increases and even small devices become more capable, cognitive agents become a promising solution for more complex problems. This paper presents a multi-agent system that uses cognitive agents and that is designed to manifest emergent properties: a data storage system that assures distribution and replication of data as emergent properties, without the need for these features to be controlled in a centralized way.

Key words

multi-agent system, cognitive agent, emergence, self-organization

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Publication information

Volume 7, Issue 3 (Jun 2010)
Year of Publication: 2010
ISSN: 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Olaru, A., Gratie, C., Florea, M.: Emergent Properties for Data Distribution in a Cognitive MAS. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 3, 643-660. (2010), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS100119014O