Specification of Interlevel Relations for Agent Models in Multiple Abstraction Dimensions

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Multiagent systems for a certain application area can be modelled 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 formalisation 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. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE’11, Part II.
EditorsK.G. Mehrotra et al.
Place of PublicationBerlin-Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6704 LNAI


  • abstraction dimension
  • interlevel relation


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