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ReSpecT: Teaching The Old Dog New Tricks

Andrea Omicini
The agent paradigm smoothly works as a conceptual framework for re-casting old, useful and reliable technologies from many different sources. As a case study, in this talk we discuss how a well-established programming language for the coordination of concurrent process — namely, ReSpecT — can be fully re-interpreted and re-designed by adopting a no-compromise agent-oriented viewpoint. Then, we show how its extension leads to a full-fledged agent-oriented programming language, as well as to a complete and well-rounded language for the coordination of concurrent and distributed processes.
Presented by Andrea Omicini
Dagstuhl Seminar 08361, "Programming Multi-Agent Systems", Dagstuhl, Germany