Towards a Set of Measures for Evaluating Software Agent Autonomy

Alonso Amo, Fernando and Fuertes Castro, José Luis and Martínez Normand, Loïc and Soza, Héctor (2009). Towards a Set of Measures for Evaluating Software Agent Autonomy. In: "Eighth Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2009", 09/11/2009 - 13/11/2009, Guanajuato, México. ISBN 978-0-7695-3933-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/MICAI.2009.15.

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Title: Towards a Set of Measures for Evaluating Software Agent Autonomy
Author/s:
  • Alonso Amo, Fernando
  • Fuertes Castro, José Luis
  • Martínez Normand, Loïc
  • Soza, Héctor
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Eighth Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2009
Event Dates: 09/11/2009 - 13/11/2009
Event Location: Guanajuato, México
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Eighth Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2009
Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3933-1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Autonomy, Measures, Quality, Software agents
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Agent-oriented software is an established research field. For this reason, it is important to develop comprehensive measures of excellence to evaluate this software. No set of measures defining the overall quality of an agent has been developed to date. Some attempts at evaluating agent quality have addressed certain agent features, like the development process. We believe that agent quality can be determined as a function of well-defined characteristics. Evaluated using appropriate measures, these characteristics will assure an agent's reliability and correct functionality. This paper deals with an important agent feature, namely, autonomy. Autonomy is considered to be the agent's ability to operate independently, without the need for human guidance or the intervention of external elements. The article proposes a set of measures used to evaluate the autonomy of a agent and presents a case study analyzing the behavior of these measures.

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Item ID: 5534
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5534/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5534
DOI: 10.1109/MICAI.2009.15
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5372715
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Dec 2010 12:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:19
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