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Event-Based vs. Multi-Agent Systems: Towards a Unifying Conceptual Framework

Andrea Omicini, Giancarlo Fortino, Stefano Mariani
While event-based architectural style has become prevalent for large-scale distributed applications, multi-agent systems seemingly provide the most viable abstractions to deal with complex distributed systems.

In this paper we devise out a unifying conceptual framework for both agent-based and event-based systems, which could work as the foundation of a principled discipline for the engineering of complex software systems, by promoting a coherent integration of agent-based and event-based abstractions, languages, technologies, and methods.

Keywords: Agent-based systems, event-based systems, AOSE, agent languages, coordination models
14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), May 2015
@inproceedings{agentsevents-aamas2015,
	Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Fortino, Giancarlo and Mariani, Stefano},
	Booktitle = {14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015)},
	Keywords = {Agent-based systems, event-based systems, AOSE, agent languages, coordination models},
	Month = may,
	Title = {Event-Based vs.\ Multi-Agent Systems: Towards a Unifying Conceptual Framework},
	Year = 2015}