CArtAgO: A Framework for Prototyping Artifact-Based Environments in MAS

Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini

Environments for MultiAgent Systems III, Part Models, Architecture, and Design, Ch. 4, pages 67-86
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) 4389, May-June 2007
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Danny Weyns, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Fabien Michel (eds.)
3rd International Workshop (E4MAS 2006), Hakodate, Japan, 8 May 2006. Selected Revised and Invited Papers

This paper describes CArtAgO, a framework for developing artifact-based working environments for multiagent systems (MAS). The framework is based on the notion of artifact, as a basic abstraction to model and engineer objects, resources and tools designed to be used and manipulated by agents at run-time to support their working activities, in particular the cooperative ones. CArtAgO enables MAS engineers to design and develop suitable artifacts, and to extend existing agent platforms with the possibility to create artifact-based working environments, programming agents to exploit them. In this paper, first the abstract model and architecture of CArtAgO is described, then a first Java-based prototype technology is discussed.

(keywords) cartago, A&A, artifacts, multi-agent systems, agent-oriented computing
Author = {Ricci, Alessandro and Viroli, Mirko and Omicini, Andrea},
Booktitle = {Environments for MultiAgent Systems III},
Chapter = 4,
Doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-71103-2_4},
Editor = {Weyns, Danny and Parunak, H. Van Dyke and Michel, Fabien},
Isbn = {978-3-540-71102-5},
Isbn-Online = {978-3-540-71103-2},
Issn = {0302-9743},
Month = may,
Note = {3rd International Workshop (E4MAS 2006), Hakodate, Japan, 8~} # may # {~2006. Selected Revised and Invited Papers},
Pages = {67--86},
Part = {Models, Architecture, and Design},
Publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
ScopusId = {2-s2.0-38049162300},
Series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
Subseries = {Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence},
Title = {{{\sf CArtAgO}}: A Framework for Prototyping Artifact-Based Environments in {MAS}},
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Volume = 4389,
WosId = {000245775800004},
Year = 2007

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  • 3rd International Workshop on Environments for Multiagent Systems (E4MAS 2006) — 08/05/2006

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