Goal-Directed Interactions in Artifact-Based MAS:  Jadex Agents playing in CARTAGO Environments

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In the context of cognitive agent programming frame-
works, a main research effort accounts for exploiting goal-orientation for specifying and enacting agent interaction. Existing research work focuses almost totally on direct communication models, typically based on speech-acts and FIPA ACL. In this paper we focus instead on mediated interactions, and in particular on interaction taking place in artifact-based environments, where artifacts are first-class mediating tools that are used by cognitive agents in goal-directed way.
The investigation is concretely supported by integrating the Jadex platform (enrolling the Belief-Desire-Intention model of agency) with the CArtAgO technology (enabling the design of artifact based environments).