Multi-agent systems and blockchain : results from a systematic literature review

Calvaresi, Davide (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) ; Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy) ; Dubovitskaya, Alevtina (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) ; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Calbimonte, Jean-Paul (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Taveter, Kuldar (Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia) ; Schumacher, Michael (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) technology is widely used for the development of intelligent distributed systems that manage sensitive data (e.g., ambient assisted living, healthcare, energy trading). To foster accountability and trusted interactions, recent trends advocate the use of blockchain technologies (BCT) for MAS. Although most of these approaches have only started exploring the topic, there is an impending need for establishing a research road-map, as well as identifying scientific and technological challenges in this scope. As a first necessary step towards this goal, this paper presents a systematic literature review of studies involving MAS and BCT as reconciling solutions. Aiming at providing a comprehensive overview of their application domains, we analyze motivations, assumptions, requirements, strengths, and limitations presented in the current state of the art. Moreover, discussing the future challenges, we introduce our vision on how MAS and BCT could be combined in different application scenarios.


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Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Cham, Springer
Date:
2018-06
Cham
Springer
Pagination:
Pp. 110-126
Published in:
Advances in practical applications of agents, multi-agent systems, and complexity : the PAAMS collection : 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Toledo, Spain, June 20–22, 2018, Proceedings
Author of the book:
Demazeau, Yves ; (ed.) ; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Grenoble, France
An, Bo ; (ed.) ; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
Bajo, Javier ; (ed.) ; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Fernández-Caballero, Antonio ; (ed.) ; Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
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ISBN:
978-3-319-94579-8
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