Human behaviour and organisational framework: A multi-agent approach to shape information management systems

Pietro Cipresso, Marco Villamira

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Abstract

Collaborative approaches and multi-agent architectures may help us to understand information systems. In developing an information management system, we have to deal with both human behaviours and organisational frameworks. This work, using a multi-agent approach, is based on a community of agents interacting in an organised environment. Our purpose is to shape information management systems starting with human behaviours and using a multi-agent system (MAS). So, the analysis is conducted with two different aspects in mind. From one side, we analyse human behaviours, modelling agents' features and letting them interact in the environment we created. From the other side, we can choose our preferred organisational framework through the building of an organised environment and then consider the results of any changes in the environment. This model concentrates on the integration of computer systems from the viewpoint of the organisation. To be able to model an information system, the ability to analyse with different multi-agent systems is the key to the implementation of such methodology. Obviously, it is very important to be careful in the choosing among the various features that compose an information management system. Decision making and competitive strategies are essential components to consider in the creation phase of agents and environments. An error at this level might compromise integration of the whole model, making the outcome totally unacceptable. The main characteristics of this approach are its robustness in different situations and its high performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIME 2007: European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Pages71-82
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventEuropean Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, ECIME 2007 - Montpellier, France
Duration: Sep 20 2007Sep 21 2007

Other

OtherEuropean Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, ECIME 2007
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period9/20/079/21/07

Keywords

  • Economic psychology
  • Human behaviour
  • Information management systems
  • Multi-agent systems (MAS)
  • Organisational framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Cipresso, P., & Villamira, M. (2007). Human behaviour and organisational framework: A multi-agent approach to shape information management systems. In ECIME 2007: European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (pp. 71-82). Academic Conferences Limited.