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  • Agent based web service composition in the context of a supply-chain based workflow 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    With the advent of Web Services, more and more business organizations make their services available on the Internet through Web Services and also use other services that are available on the corporate Intranet. From the ...
  • Agent-based integration of web services with workflow management systems 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Maryam A.
    Rapid changes in the business environment call for more flexible and adaptive workflow systems. Researchers have proposed that Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) comprising multiple agents can provide these capabilities. ...
  • A Bayesian approach to norm identification 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Meneguzzi, Felipe; Oren, Nir; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy
    When entering a system, an agent should be aware of the obligations and prohibitions (collectively norms) that will affect it. Existing solutions to this norm identification problem make use of observations of either other's ...
  • Building privacy infrastructure for culturally sensitive information of New Zealand Maori 

    Deng, Xianglin; Foukia, Noria; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy
    This paper proposes to design a mechanism that will allow Maori users to specify their privacy preferences related to their culture when a software system asks for culturally sensitive information. We first identify various ...
  • A categorization of simulation works on norms 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen
    In multi-agent systems, software agents are modelled to possess characteristics and behaviour borrowed from human societies. Norms are expectations of behaviours of the agents in a society. Norms can be established in a ...
  • Energy-aware optimisation of business processes 

    Lopez, Beatriz; Ghose, Aditya; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Nowostawski, Mariusz; Winikoff, Michael; Cranefield, Stephen
    Due to changes in energy supply, and regulatory mechanism related to energy provisioning, organizations will need to tackle energy management is- sues. One way of doing so is to allocate resources to business processes ...
  • Facilitating collaboration in a distributed software development environment using P2P architecture 

    Purvis, Martin; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Maryam A.
    This paper describes efforts to facilitate collaborative work in a distributed environment by providing infrastructure that facilitates the understanding of inter-connected processes involved and how they interact. In this ...
  • How do norms emerge in multi-agent societies? Mechanisms design 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    Norms are shared expectations of behaviours that exist in human societies. Norms help societies by increasing the predictability of individual behaviours and by improving co-operation and collaboration among members. Norms ...
  • Mechanisms for norm emergence and norm identification in multi-agent societies 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy
    Norms are standards of behaviour expected of the members of a society. Norms in human societies help in sustaining social order and facilitating cooperation and coordination among agents. Researchers in multi-agent systems ...
  • Norm creation, spreading and emergence: A survey of simulation models of norms in multi-agent systems 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen
    Norms in human societies are expectations of behaviours of the individuals. In human societies, there are several types of norms such as moral norms, social norms and legal norms (laws). In multi-agent systems, software ...
  • Norm identification in multi-agent societies 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Maryam A.; Purvis, Martin K.
    In normative multi-agent systems, the question of “how an agent identifies a norm in an agent society” has not received much attention. This paper aims at addressing this question. To this end, this paper proposes an ...
  • Norm learning in multi-agent societies 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy
    In Normative Multi-Agent Systems (NorMAS), researchers have investigated several mechanisms for agents to learn norms. In the context of agents learning norms, the objectives of the paper are three-fold. First, this paper ...
  • Role model based mechanism for norm emergence in artificial agent societies 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    In this paper we propose a mechanism for norm emergence based on role models. The mechanism uses the concept of normative advice whereby the role models provide advice to the follower agents. Our mechanism is built using ...
  • A software framework for application development using ZigBee protocol 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Bruce, Morgan; Purvis, Maryam A.
    The problem with the uptake of new technologies such as ZigBee is the lack of development environments that help in faster application software development. This paper describes a software framework for application development ...
  • Towards mining norms in open source software repositories 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Dam, Hoa Khanh
    The concept of norms has attracted a lot of interest in various disciplines including computer science since it facilitates collaboration and cooperation of individuals in societies. Extracting norms from computer-mediated ...
  • Vector opinion dynamics: An extended model for consensus in social networks 

    Alaali, Alya; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Maryam A.
    Most people hold a variety of opinions on different topics ranging from sports, entertainment, spiritual beliefs to moral principles. These can be based on a personal reflection and evaluation or on their interactions with ...