A formal model of agent-oriented virtual organisations and their formation. / McGinnis, Jarred; Stathis, Kostas; Toni, Francesca.

In: Multiagent and Grid Systems, Vol. 7, No. 6, 29.12.2011, p. 291-310.

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A formal model of agent-oriented virtual organisations and their formation. / McGinnis, Jarred; Stathis, Kostas; Toni, Francesca.

In: Multiagent and Grid Systems, Vol. 7, No. 6, 29.12.2011, p. 291-310.

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McGinnis, J, Stathis, K & Toni, F 2011, 'A formal model of agent-oriented virtual organisations and their formation', Multiagent and Grid Systems, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 291-310. https://doi.org/10.3233/MGS-2011-0179

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McGinnis, Jarred ; Stathis, Kostas ; Toni, Francesca. / A formal model of agent-oriented virtual organisations and their formation. In: Multiagent and Grid Systems. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 291-310.

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