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Using Decomposition to Model Multi-agent Interaction Protocols in Event-B

Ball, Elisabeth and Butler, Michael (2006) Using Decomposition to Model Multi-agent Interaction Protocols in Event-B At FM'06 Doctoral Symposium, Canada.

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This paper outlines a practical approach to the formal development of multi-agent systems (MAS). Rigorous design practices are needed if MAS are to be used for critical applications. Event-B is a formal method that can be used in the development of reactive systems. Decomposition is used as part of the approach to reduce the complexity of modelling MAS. The experience of modelling MAS Interaction Protocols in Event-B using a decomposition method is described. Future work is required to further model MAS.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 2006
Venue - Dates: FM'06 Doctoral Symposium, Canada, 2006-08-01
Keywords: Formal Methods, Multi-agent Systems, Event-B, Distributed Systems
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 262784
PURE UUID: 07ab0bfb-c447-4c05-a46e-6ea8a3ddf1e6
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:48

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Author: Elisabeth Ball
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