TítolEvolutionary Programming in SADDE
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSierra C, Sabater-Mir J., Agustí-Cullell J
EditorCastellfranchi C, W. Johnson L
Conference NameProcedings of the First International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2002, july 15-19, Bologna, Italy
EditorACM Press

The general goal of the research reported in this paper is to better understand the dynamics of large Multi-Agent Systems (or MAS, for short) with globally distributed and interconnected collections of human, software and hardware systems; each one of which with potentially thousands of components. This paper explores two ideas. First, a particular approach to the principled design of MAS using Equation-Based Models (EBM) as a high level specification method, where equations model the aggregated behaviour of the agent populations abstracting from the interaction details of individual agents (Section 2). Second, the use of evolutionary computation techniques to find out what agent structures produce the global emergent behaviour specified in the EBM (Section 3). These ideas are framed within a design methodology called SADDE (Social Agents Design Driven by Equations).