In this paper, we present our conception of a Flexible Agent Society (FAS), an extension of the Contractual Agent Society (CAS) idea. Essentially, a FAS is a distributed information system modeling an agent society, providing agents with the ability to collaborate in order to meet certain common goals. In a FAS, unlike the CAS, the agents themselves have control over the workflow processesand multi-agent conversations that they need to execute in order to meet their common goals.
Narendra, N. C.
"Design Considerations for Incorporating Flexible Workflow and Multi-AgentInteractions in Agent Societies,"
Journal of the Association for Information Systems:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol3/iss1/4