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Agent Environments in the Ambient Event Calculus

Kostas Stathis
What abstractions do we need to model an agent environment and how do we represent the interactions of the entities contained in it? I will talk about a particular approach in multi-agent systems attempting to answer these questions in computational logic terms -- terms suitable for both reusing these abstraction across multi-agent applications and also building agents that are arguably closer to the profile of application users. This work follows in a long tradition of viewing the knowledge of an agent as some kind of computational logic program, where agent reasoning becomes a kind of logical inference on the knowledge that evolves over time as the agent interacts with a changing environment. By enhancing this classic idea with the notion that the agent environment can be developed as a distributed system that processes events, the combined framework becomes more powerful both as a representational approach and as a computational framework for describing and explaining agent applications. I will motivate the approach by looking at a range of applications: from known agent testbeds to more recent applications such as supporting diabetics to manage their disease, negotiation in agent-oriented electronic markets, and agent-driven internet of things.
Presented by Kostas Stathis
Napoli, Italy, 18/06/2015