Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci  

One of the most critical issues in the engineering of multiagent systems (MAS) is the inadequacy of the available tools for MAS development and deployment.
As we assume interaction as a first-class issue in MAS, tools are particularly required to monitor and debug inter-agents aspects, such as interaction protocols, coordination policies, social norms and environment constraints.
Since we claim that the definition of such tools is a basic research issue, in this paper we aim at identifying the main requirements for development and deployment tools within an effective agent infrastructure.
Focusing on agent interaction aspects, we take tuple-based coordination infrastructures, — in particular the TuCSoN technology and tools — as our reference, and discuss the role of tools in a simple case study: the development and deployment of a well-known agent interaction protocol, the Contract Net.

Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal 16(9-10), pages 721-752, October-December 2002.
Jörg P. Müller, Paolo Petta (eds.), Taylor & Francis.
Special Issue: Engineering Agent Systems — Best of "From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation (AT2AI-3)"

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Publication

Coordination Tools for MAS Development and Deployment

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published  

— authors

Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci

— editors

Jörg P. Müller, Paolo Petta

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10.1080/08839510290030462

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2-s2.0-0036820240

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000179222400004

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0883-9514

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1087-6545

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tools-aai16
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article

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