Profactor Produktionsforschungs GmbH

Membership Details (Research Institute)

Member node: 030
Im Stadtgut A2 A-4407 Steyr/Gleink

>>> Include yourself at this organisation
>>> Update your name or personal details listed below
>>> Submit papers, projects etc to the archive
>>> Update Member Description or Contact details


Profactor's Multi Agent System Group consists of 6 Members with support of 1 Student on average.

The two most relevant Agent-based Projects are:
- MaBE (Multi-agent Business Environment):
Profactor is the Coordinator of this FP5 RTD Project. Based on the JADE Platform a middleware supporting business collaboration in open environments is build. Research Topics include:
Development of an understandable and powerful system for implementing a trust environment. The main points addressed here are security issues, reputation mechanisms and confidence building mechanisms.
Development of an infrastructure supporting communication in open, ad-hoc forming collaborations by developing mechanisms for dynamic ontology usage and manipulation.
Coordination in open and dynamic environments. The infrastructure developed is build using the PROSA paradigm for representing supply networks combined with stigmery based coordination mechanisms.
Development of a design methodology and an infrastructure allowing the direct transformation of the design to the operative system. The key point addressed here is to provide a simple to understand system that is capable of representing different views on the system to be designed without the need to explicitly integrate the different views of the system


[Project] Fessl, Kurt and Weichhart, Georg and Mehandjiev, Nik and Stalker, Iain and Carpenter, Martin (2006) CrossWork: Cross-organisational Business Formation and Enactment.

[Project] Fessl, Kurt and Haemmerle, Alexander and Reitbauer, Alois and Ankerl, Martin and Weichhart, Georg (2005) MaBE: Multi-agent Business Environment.

This list was generated on Mon Sep 10 16:38:39 BST 2007.


AgentLink is the European Commission's IST-funded Coordination Action for Agent-Based Computing
and is coordinated by the
University of Liverpool and University of Southampton
If you encounter any problems with these pages please contact