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Developing agent interaction protocols graphically and logically

Developing agent interaction protocols graphically and logically
Developing agent interaction protocols graphically and logically
Although interaction protocols are often part of multi-agent infrastructures, many of the published protocols are semi-formal, vague or contain errors. Formal presentations can counter such disadvantages since they are amenable to verification of correctness. On the other hand, a diagrammatic representation of system structure is easier to comprehend. To this end, this paper bridges the gap between formal specification and intuitive development by: (1) proposing an extended form of propositional dynamic logic for expressing protocols completely, with clear semantics, that can be converted to a programming language for interaction protocols and (2) developing extended statecharts as a diagrammatic counterpart.
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Paurobally, S.
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Cunningham, J.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Paurobally, S.
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Cunningham, J.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Paurobally, S., Cunningham, J. and Jennings, N. R. (2003) Developing agent interaction protocols graphically and logically. !st International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agent Systems, Melbourne, Australia. pp. 45-54 .

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Although interaction protocols are often part of multi-agent infrastructures, many of the published protocols are semi-formal, vague or contain errors. Formal presentations can counter such disadvantages since they are amenable to verification of correctness. On the other hand, a diagrammatic representation of system structure is easier to comprehend. To this end, this paper bridges the gap between formal specification and intuitive development by: (1) proposing an extended form of propositional dynamic logic for expressing protocols completely, with clear semantics, that can be converted to a programming language for interaction protocols and (2) developing extended statecharts as a diagrammatic counterpart.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: 2003
Venue - Dates: !st International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agent Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 2003-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258546
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Date deposited: 14 Nov 2003
Last modified: 23 Jun 2020 16:52

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