Multi-agent systems for a certain application area can be modeled at multiple levels of abstraction. Interlevel relations are a means to relate models from different abstraction levels. Three dimensions of abstraction often occurring are the process abstraction, temporal abstraction, and agent cluster abstraction dimension. In this paper a unifying formalization is presented that can be used as a framework to specify interlevel relations for any of such dimensions. The approach is illustrated by showing how a variety of different types of abstraction relations between multi-agent system models can be formally specified in a unified manner. © 2013 World Scientific Publishing Company.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||International Journal of Modeling, Simulation and Scientific Computing (IJMSSC)|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|