Coordination Tools for the Development of Agent-based Systems

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Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci

Development and deployment tools are required to effectively support the engineering of multi-agent systems (MAS). In particular, tools are needed to monitor and debug inter-agents aspects, such as interaction protocols, coordination policies and environment constraints. By assuming interaction as a first-class issue, this paper aims at identifying the main aspects of support tools for an effective agent infrastructure, and takes tuple-based coordination infrastructures as its reference. The role of support tools is discussed in a simple case study: the development and deployment of a well-known agent interaction protocol, the Contract Net.

Cybernetics and Systems 2002, pages 671-676, 2-5 April 2002.
Robert Trappl (eds.), Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
16th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR 2002), 3th International Symposium "From Agent Theory to Theory Implementation (AT2AI-3)''. Proceedings
@inproceedings{tools-atai02,
Address = {Vienna, Austria},
Author = {Denti, Enrico and Omicini, Andrea and Ricci, Alessandro},
Booktitle = {Cybernetics and Systems 2002},
Editor = {Trappl, Robert},
Isbn = {3-85206-160-1},
Month = {2--5~} # apr,
Note = {16th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR 2002), 3th International Symposium ``From Agent Theory to Theory Implementation (AT2AI-3)''. Proceedings},
Pages = {671--676},
Publisher = {Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies},
Title = {Coordination Tools for the Development of Agent-based Systems},
Volume = 2,
Year = 2002}

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