Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies: First by Joao Leite, Andrea Omicini, Leon Sterling, Paolo Torroni

By Joao Leite, Andrea Omicini, Leon Sterling, Paolo Torroni

The starting to be complexity of agent structures demands versions and applied sciences that let for method predictability and allow characteristic discovery and verification. Formal equipment and declarative applied sciences have lately attracted a growing to be curiosity as a method for facing such concerns.

This publication provides revised and prolonged models of eleven papers chosen for presentation on the First overseas Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and applied sciences, DALT 2003, held in Melbourne, Australia in July 2003 in the course of AAMAS; additionally incorporated are three invited papers by means of major researchers within the region to make sure powerfuble insurance of all proper topics.

The papers are geared up in topical sections on
- software program engineering and MAS prototyping
- agent reasoning, BDI logics, and extensions
- social facets of multi-agent systems

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Re)configuration language. In: Proc. of ESEC/FSE’01, ACM Press (2001) 19. : A reusable multi-agent architecture for active intelligent websites. Journal of Applied Intelligence 15 (2001) 7–24 20. se/sicstus/ 21. : A logic-based calculus of events. New Generation Computing 4 (1986) 67–95 22. : The Simple Book: An Introduction to Networking Management. Prentice Hall (1996) 23. : Dynamic reconfiguration of agent-based applications. In: Proceedings of European Research Seminar on Advances in Distributed Systems.

A good reason to keep a Java part of Lira agents is that the DALI infrastructure cannot act directly on the component to perform reconfiguration. In fact, DALI does not provide high level mechanisms to interact with the components, while Lira is specified with that purpose. The agents created by integrating DALI and Lira, that we have called Intelligent Agents (IA) for dynamic reconfiguration, have an intelligent part provided by DALI and a managing part provided by Lira. In other words, we can say that DALI constitutes the “mind”, and Lira the “hand” for performing reconfigurations.

On the other hand, Jennings’ proposal of the social level [6] moves from agents to MAS trying to raise the level of abstraction of the knowledge level. There, the system is an agent organization, that is, a group of agents with organizational relationships and dependencies on one another, which can interact through channels. g. in [7], taking the benefits of both Newell’s and Jennings’ trying to provide a concrete and useful compromise. The various system levels cited above (and all the other, lower abstraction levels that may actually concur to fully describe a real system) provide a conceptual framework that suggests how to meaningfully partition an agent formal model, so that each part expresses properties pertaining to a specific system level.

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