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Formal ReSpecT in the A&A Perspective

Andrea Omicini
Coordination languages and models have found a new course in the context of MAS (multiagent systems). By re-interpreting results in terms of agent-oriented abstractions, new conceptual spaces are found, which extend the reach of coordination techniques far beyond their original scope. This is for instance the case of coordination media, when recasted in terms of coordination artifacts in the MAS context.

In this paper, we take the well-established ReSpecT language for programming tuple centre behaviour, and adopt the A&A (agents and artifacts) meta-model as a perspective to reinterpret, revise, extend and complete it. A formal model of the so-called A&A ReSpecT language is presented, along with an example illustrating its use for MAS coordination.

Keywords: Tuple-based Coordination, Artifacts for MAS, A&A, Tuple Centres, ReSpecT
5th International Workshop on Foundations of Coordination Languages and Software Architectures (FOCLASA'06), pages 93-115, 31 August 2006.
Carlos Canal, Mirko Viroli (eds.), University of Málaga, Spain, CONCUR 2006, Bonn, Germany
Proceedings
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	Author = {Omicini, Andrea},
	Booktitle = {5th International Workshop on Foundations of Coordination Languages and Software Architectures (FOCLASA'06)},
	Editor = {Canal, Carlos and Viroli, Mirko},
	Keywords = {Tuple-based Coordination, Artifacts for MAS, A\&A, Tuple Centres, ReSpecT},
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	Note = {Proceedings},
	Pages = {93--115},
	Publisher = {University of M{\'a}laga, Spain},
	Title = {Formal {{\sf ReSpecT}} in the {A\&A} Perspective},
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