A Calculus of Agents and Artifacts


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Ferruccio Damiani, Paola Giannini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli

Communications in Computer and Information Science 50, pages 124136
2011

A library-based extension of Java, the simpA framework, introduced a new abstraction based on agent-oriented concepts. Agents are autonomous entities that cooperate by exploiting artifacts, representing resources that are dynamically created and shared by agents. In this paper we present a core calculus integrating techniques coming from the area of concurrency and from OO programming. The syntax of the calculus with its static and dynamic semantics are introduced through an example. The calculus aims to foster the formalization (and proof) of type soundness of simpA programs and the development of techniques for analyzing the computational behaviour of agents and artifacts.

(keywords) Artifacts; Core Calculus; Operational Semantics; Type System

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— authors

Ferruccio Damiani, Paola Giannini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli

— editors

Jos{\'e} Cordeiro, AlpeshKumar Ranchordas, Boris Shishkov

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published

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article in journal

— publication date

2011

— journal

Communications in Computer and Information Science

— volume

Software and Data Technologies. 4th International Conference, ICSOFT 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 26-29, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

— series

Communications in Computer and Information Science

— volume

50

— pages

124136

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Berlin, Germany

— location

Sofia, Bulgaria

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— DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-20116-5_10

— online ISSN

1865-0929

— print ISBN

978-3-642-20115-8

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