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From SMART to agent systems development

From SMART to agent systems development
From SMART to agent systems development
In order for agent-oriented software engineering to prove effective it must use principled notions of agents and enabling specification and reasoning, while still considering routes to practical implementation. This paper deals with the issue of individual agent specification and construction, departing from the conceptual basis provided by the SMART agent framework. SMART offers a descriptive specification of an agent architecture but omits consideration of issues relating to construction and control. In response, we introduce two new views to complement SMART: a behavioural specification and a structural specification which, together, determine the components that make up an agent, and how they operate. In this way, we move from abstract agent system specification to practical implementation. These three aspects are combined to create an agent construction model, actSMART, which is then used to define the AgentSpeak(L) architecture in order to illustrate the application of actSMART.
0952-1976
129-140
Ashri, R
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Luck, M
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d'Inverno, M
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Ashri, R
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Luck, M
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d'Inverno, M
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Ashri, R, Luck, M and d'Inverno, M (2005) From SMART to agent systems development. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 18 (2), 129-140.

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In order for agent-oriented software engineering to prove effective it must use principled notions of agents and enabling specification and reasoning, while still considering routes to practical implementation. This paper deals with the issue of individual agent specification and construction, departing from the conceptual basis provided by the SMART agent framework. SMART offers a descriptive specification of an agent architecture but omits consideration of issues relating to construction and control. In response, we introduce two new views to complement SMART: a behavioural specification and a structural specification which, together, determine the components that make up an agent, and how they operate. In this way, we move from abstract agent system specification to practical implementation. These three aspects are combined to create an agent construction model, actSMART, which is then used to define the AgentSpeak(L) architecture in order to illustrate the application of actSMART.

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Published date: March 2005
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261784
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261784
ISSN: 0952-1976
PURE UUID: d408018f-d97f-4ecb-bd8f-99fbbb0df695

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Date deposited: 10 Feb 2006
Last modified: 12 Jun 2018 16:33

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