UDC 519.8:004.4, DOI:10.2298/CSIS100209016D

TEAMLOG in action: a case study in teamwork

Barbara Dunin-Keplicz1, 2, Rineke Verbrugge3 and Michal Slizak4

  1. Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University
    Banacha 2, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
  2. Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
    Ordona 21, 01-237 Warsaw, Poland
  3. Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen
    P.O. Box 407, 9700 AK Groningen, The Netherlands
  4. Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University
    Banacha 2, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland


This article presents a case study of a theoretical multi-agent system designed to clean up ecological disasters. It focuses on the interactions within a heterogeneous team of agents, outlines their goals and plans, and establishes the necessary distribution of information and commitment throughout the team, including its sub-teams. These aspects of teamwork are presented in the TEAMLOG formalism [20], based on multimodal logic, in which collective informational and motivational attitudes are first-class citizens. Complex team attitudes are justified to be necessary in the course of teamwork. The article shows how to make a bridge between theoretical foundations of TEAMLOG and an application and illustrates how to tune TEAMLOG to the case study by establishing sufficient, but still minimal levels for the team attitudes.

Key words

TEAMLOG, motivational attitudes, multi-agent modelling

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Volume 7, Issue 3 (Jun 2010)
Year of Publication: 2010
ISSN: 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Dunin-Keplicz, B., Verbrugge, R., Slizak, M.: TEAMLOG in action: a case study in teamwork. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 3, 569-595. (2010), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS100209016D