Programming MAS with Artifacts


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Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini

Rafael P. Bordini, Mehdi Dastani, Jürgen Dix, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (a cura di)
“Programming Multi-Agent Systems”, pp. 206-221
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) 3862
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
marzo 2006

This paper introduces the notion of artifact as a first-class abstraction in MASs (multi-agent systems) and focuses on its impact on MAS programming. Artifacts are runtime devices providing some kind of function or service which agents can fruitfully use - both individually and collectively - to achieve their individual as well as social objectives. Artifacts can be conceived (and programmed) as basic building blocks to model and build agent (working) environments. Besides introducing a conceptual and modelling framework, the paper discusses the impact of this new notion on MAS programming, focussing in particular on MAS composed by cognitive agents. To make the discussion more concrete, we provide an example scenario featuring 3APL agents whose coordination activity is supported by  tuple centres - an existing coordination model providing some of the basic properties of artifacts for MASs.

(keywords) A&A, artifacts, cartago, multi-agent systems, agent-oriented computing, programming MAS

3rd International Workshop (PROMAS 2005), AAMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 26 July 2005. Revised and Invited Papers

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Pubblicazione

— autori/autrici

— a cura di

Rafael P. Bordini, Mehdi Dastani, Jürgen Dix, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni

— stato

pubblicato

— tipo

articolo in atti

— data di pubblicazione

marzo 2006

— volume

Programming Multi-Agent Systems

— collana

Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

— volume

3862

— pagine

206-221

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pagina originale

identificatori

— DOI

10.1007/11678823_13

— ACM

2180118

— Scopus

2-s2.0-33745661012

— WoS / ISI

000236893200013

— print ISSN

0302-9743

— print ISBN

978-3-540-32616-8

— online ISBN

978-3-540-32617-5

— ISBN–10

3-540-66281-2

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3rd International Workshop (PROMAS 2005), AAMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 26 July 2005. Revised and Invited Papers

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