Multiagent systems for a certain application area can be modelled at multiple levels of abstraction. Interlevel relations are a means to relate models from different abstraction levels. Three dimensions of abstraction often occurring are the process abstraction, temporal abstraction, and agent cluster abstraction dimension. In this paper a unifying formalisation is presented that can be used as a framework to specify interlevel relations for any of such dimensions. The approach is illustrated by showing how a variety of different types of abstraction relations between multi-agent system models can be formally specified in a unified manner. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Treur, J. (2011). Specification of interlevel relations for agent models in multiple abstraction dimensions. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 6704 LNAI, pp. 542–555). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21827-9_55