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Using Multi-Context Systems to Engineer Executable Agents

Using Multi-Context Systems to Engineer Executable Agents
Using Multi-Context Systems to Engineer Executable Agents
In the area of agent-based computing there are many proposals for specific system architectures, and a number of proposals for general aproaches to building agents. As yet, however, there are comparatively few 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 defining architectures for logic-based agents which can be directly executed. Our approach is based upon the use of multi-context systems and we illustrate its use through the specification of a simple agent.
260-276
Sabater, J.
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Sierra, C.
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Parsons, S.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Sabater, J.
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Sierra, C.
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Parsons, S.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Sabater, J., Sierra, C., Parsons, S. and Jennings, N. R. (1999) Using Multi-Context Systems to Engineer Executable Agents. 6th Int. Workshop on Agent Theories Architectures and Languages (ATAL-99). pp. 260-276 .

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In the area of agent-based computing there are many proposals for specific system architectures, and a number of proposals for general aproaches to building agents. As yet, however, there are comparatively few 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 defining architectures for logic-based agents which can be directly executed. Our approach is based upon the use of multi-context systems and we illustrate its use through the specification of a simple agent.

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Published date: 1999
Venue - Dates: 6th Int. Workshop on Agent Theories Architectures and Languages (ATAL-99), 1999-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252169
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Date deposited: 03 Dec 2002
Last modified: 22 Sep 2020 16:42

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