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Les environnements : en avoir ou pas ? Formalisation du concept et patterns d'implémentation

Philippe Mathieu 1 Sébastien Picault 1 Yann Secq 1
1 SMAC - Systèmes Multi-Agents et Comportements
CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille - UMR 9189
Abstract : In the field of multi-agent systems, the concept of environment is omnipresent, though poorly defined. We argue here that depending on the modeling of space and of relations between agents, only a few efficient implementations can be set up, especially in simulation. The aim of this article is to formalize the core functions of environments, so as to highlight several possible implementations and their computational features (runtime efficiency, relevance of the knowledge representation, memory usage...). This unifying approach leads to the identification of elementary environments patterns. Thus, instead of the usual monolithic approach to "the environment" of a multi-agent system, we propose a decomposition based on these patterns, which allows to handle several environments if needed.
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Philippe Mathieu, Sébastien Picault, Yann Secq. Les environnements : en avoir ou pas ? Formalisation du concept et patterns d'implémentation. Actes des 22e Journées Francophones sur les Systèmes Multi-Agents, Oct 2014, Loriol-sur-Drôme, France. pp.55-64. ⟨hal-01076103⟩

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