Agent Based Computing

Erol İ.

Nova Science, London, 2010

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Nova Science
  • City: London


Sustainability grounds the development debate in a global framework, within which a continuous satisfaction of human needs constitute the ultimate goal. When transposing this idea to the business level, corporate sustainability can accordingly be defined as meeting the needs of a firm’s direct and indirect stakeholders without compromising its ability to meet the needs of future stakeholders as well. Based on the definition of corporate sustainability, the goal of sustainable development is to integrate the economic, social and ecological impacts of our patterns of production and consumption into forms of development that are designed for long-term sustainability. But for the transition to sustainability, performance must be assessed, which has posed important challenges to the researchers in providing efficient but reliable tools. A number of principles, tools and reporting formats have emerged, some of which are adopted by corporations to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable development. In the context of sustainability measurement and management, to the extent of our knowledge, no study has been performed to develop an agent based or multi agent integrated decision making tool that can meet organizational needs at the decision making level. Given the characteristics of a typical agent system and system requirements for today’s organizational sustainability assessment, it is concluded that a multi-agent based system can be a useful tool in such environments to put together a coordinated workflow of collaborating agents. In this research, considering the need for multi-agent approach in the context of sustainability assessment, a multi …