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Designing a general-purpose programming language based on agent-oriented abstractions: the simpAL project

Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Santi
The fundamental turn of software toward concurrency, decentralization, distribution, interaction calls for conceptually extending or evolving mainstream programming paradigms with proper high-level features to tackle these aspects. To this purpose, in this paper we discuss the value of agent-oriented programming as a general-purpose programming paradigm to tackle this challenge, and, in particular, we present an agent-oriented programming language called simpAL, which is based on agent-oriented abstractions that are meant to simplify the programming of modern applications.
Keywords: actors, agent-oriented programming
Proc. of the compilation of the co-located workshops on DSM'11, TMC'11, AGERE!'11, AOOPES'11, NEAT'11, VMIL'11, SPLASH '11 Workshops, pp. 159--170, 2011, ACM, New York, NY, USA
@inproceedings{Ricci:2011:DGP:2095050.2095078,
 author = {Ricci, Alessandro and Santi, Andrea},
 title = {Designing a general-purpose programming language based on agent-oriented abstractions: the simpAL project},
 booktitle = {Proc. of the compilation of the co-located workshops on DSM'11, TMC'11, AGERE!'11, AOOPES'11, NEAT'11, VMIL'11},
 series = {SPLASH '11 Workshops},
 year = {2011},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-1183-0},
 location = {Portland, Oregon, USA},
 pages = {159--170},
 numpages = {12},
 url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2095050.2095078},
 doi = {10.1145/2095050.2095078},
 acmid = {2095078},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
 keywords = {actors, agent-oriented programming},
}