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Notice of Violation of IEEE Publication Principles
"Achieving Flexible Task Delegation in Role-Based Agent Teams,"
by Yu Zhang,
in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2007, pp.3801-3806, 7-10 Oct. 2007
After careful and considered review of the content and authorship of this paper by a duly constituted expert committee, this paper has been found to be in violation of IEEE's Publication Principles.
This paper contains significant portions of original text from the paper cited below. The original text was copied without attribution (including appropriate references to the original author(s) and/or paper title) and without permission.
Due to the nature of this violation, reasonable effort should be made to remove all past references to this paper, and future references should be made to the following article:
"Role-Based and Agent-Oriented Teamwork Modeling,"
by Sen Cao,
in his Thesis published by Texas A&M University, August 2005
Teamwork has become increasingly important to many disciplines. In our opinion, an effective design of a teamwork language should be able to handle unexpected uncertainties and allow for the conceptual specification of teamwork knowledge for reuse. This paper introduces RoB-MALLET, a teamwork language based on the concepts of role and role variable. An important characteristic of our notion of role is that it includes the specific operations that an agent filling the role must perform in a specific setting as well as their ordering constraints. Taking this view on the definition of role has enabled us to present the responsibility of roles, to reason about the assignment of real agents to roles, and to achieve a certain level of plan reusability. Finally, we present several experiments that explore plan reusability of RoB-MALLET, show that it is flexible in supporting simultaneity of invocation and evaluate its efficiency in supporting t- eamwork.