Exploiting Simulation for MAS Programming and Engineering - The JaCaMo-sim Platform


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Alessandro Ricci, Angelo Croatti, Rafael H. Bordini, Jomi F. Hubner, Olivier Boissier

“Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2020)”
2020

Simulation can be an important conceptual and practical tool to support the engineering of multi-agent systems (MAS), in different ways. In this paper we consider the case in which simulation is applied and exploited directly upon a MAS developed using an existing agent/MAS programming platform. That is: without requiring to model and simulate agents and their environment using a different platform, e.g. an agent-based simulation one. In particular, we describe the design of JaCaMo-sim, an extension of the JaCaMo platform that makes it possible to both run and simulate the execution of MAS programs based on BDI agents written in Jason, situated in artifact-based environments developed in CArtAgO. The tool can be useful for different aspects that concern MAS engineering, from MAS testing/debugging at development time to agent decision making support at runtime.

(keywords) Agent Programming; AOSE; Simulation; Multi-Agent Programming; JaCaMo; BDI; Testing; Debugging

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  • 8th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2020) — 09/05/2020–10/05/2020

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Alessandro Ricci, Angelo Croatti, Rafael H. Bordini, Jomi F. Hubner, Olivier Boissier

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published

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paper in proceedings

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2020

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Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2020)

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10.1007/978-3-030-66534-0_3

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conf/emas/RicciCBHB20

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11585/797201

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2-s2.0-85101311939

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