A Decade in Hindsight: The Missing Bridge Between Multi-Agent Systems and the World Wide Web

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Abstract The World Wide Web has evolved drastically over the past decade -- and the proliferation of Web APIs has turned it into the middleware of choice for most distributed systems. The recent focus on hypermedia-driven APIs together with initiatives such as the Web of Things and Linked Data are now promoting and advancing the development of a new generation of dynamic, open, and long-lived systems on the Web. These systems require agent-based solutions to the point that Web researchers have started to build autonomous systems on their own. It is thus both timely and necessary to investigate and align the latest developments in Web research and multi-agent systems (MAS) research. In this paper, we analyze in hindsight the factors that hindered the widespread acceptance of early Web-based MAS. We argue that the answer lies equally in a lack of practical use cases as well as the premature development and alignment of Web and agent technologies. We then present our vision for a new generation of autonomous systems on the Web, which we call hypermedia MAS, together with the research opportunities and challenges they bring.
Authors Ciortea, Andrei; Mayer, Simon; Gandon, Fabien; Boissier, Olivier; Ricci, Alessandro & Zimmermann, Antoine
Journal or Publication Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Language English
Subjects computer science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 13 May 2019
Title of Book Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Event Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer
Date Deposited 05 Mar 2019 08:03
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:38
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/256718

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Ciortea, Andrei; Mayer, Simon; Gandon, Fabien; Boissier, Olivier; Ricci, Alessandro & Zimmermann, Antoine: A Decade in Hindsight: The Missing Bridge Between Multi-Agent Systems and the World Wide Web. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. 2019,

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