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Multi-Agents Architectures as Organizational Structures

Bibliographic reference Kolp, Manuel ; Giorgini, Paolo ; Mylopoulos, John. Multi-Agents Architectures as Organizational Structures. In: Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent, Vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3-25 (Juillet 2006)
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