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From Fault Classification to Fault Tolerance for Multi-Agent Systems

Authors: Potiron, Katia, El Fallah Seghrouchni, Amal, Taillibert, Patrick

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Faults are a concern for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) designers, especially if the MAS are built for industrial or military use because there must be some guarantee of dependability. Some fault classification exists for classical systems, and is used to define faults. When dependability is at stake, such fault classification may be used from the beginning of the system’s conception to define fault classes and specify which types of faults are expected. Thus, one may want to use fault classification for MAS; however, From Fault Classification to Fault Tolerance for Multi-Agent Systems argues that working with autonomous and proactive agents implies a special analysis of the faults potentially occurring in the system. Moreover, the field of Fault Tolerance (FT) provides numerous methods adapted to handle different kinds of faults. Some handling methods have been studied within the MAS domain, adapting to their specificities and capabilities but increasing the large amount of FT methods. Therefore, unless being an expert in fault tolerance, it is difficult to choose, evaluate or compare fault tolerance methods, preventing a lot of developed applications from not only to being more pleasant to use but, more importantly, from at least being tolerant to common faults. From Fault Classification to Fault Tolerance for Multi-Agent Systems shows that specification phase guidelines and fault handler studies can be derived from the fault classification extension made for MAS. From this perspective, fault classification can become a unifying concept between fault tolerance methods in MAS.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Potiron, Katia (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Multi-Agent System Properties

    Potiron, Katia (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Fault Classification

    Potiron, Katia (et al.)

    Pages 11-19

  • Refinement of the Fault Classification for MAS

    Potiron, Katia (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Fault Tolerance for MAS Specific Faults

    Potiron, Katia (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

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eBook $29.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Fault Classification to Fault Tolerance for Multi-Agent Systems
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5046-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5046-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5045-9
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 80
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics