Engineering Executable Agents Using Multi-Context Systems
Sabater, J., Sierra, C., Parsons, S. and Jennings, N. R. (2002) Engineering Executable Agents Using Multi-Context Systems. Journal of Logic and Computation, 12, (3), 413-442.
In the area of agent-based computing there are many proposals for specific system architectures, and a number of proposals for general approaches to building agents. As yet, however, there a very few attempts to relate these together, and even fewer attempts to provide methodologies which relate designs to architectures and then to executable agents. This paper provides a first attempt to address this shortcoming. We propose a general method of specifying logic-based agents, which is based on the use of multi-context systems, and give examples of its use. The resulting specifications can be directly executed, and we discuss an implementation which makes this direct execution possible.
|Keywords:||Agent-based computing, multi-context systems, software engineering, executable specifications.|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|Date Deposited:||19 Jun 2003|
|Last Modified:||16 Aug 2012 03:07|
|Contributors:||Sabater, J. (Author)
Sierra, C. (Author)
Parsons, S. (Author)
Jennings, N. R. (Author)
|Further Information:||Google Scholar|
|ISI Citation Count:||12|
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