Reo Connectors as Coordination Artifacts in 2APL Systems

  • Farhad Arbab
  • Lăcrămioara Aştefănoaei
  • Frank S. de Boer
  • Mehdi Dastani
  • John-Jules Meyer
  • Nick Tinnermeier
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89674-6_8

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5357)
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Arbab F., Aştefănoaei L., de Boer F.S., Dastani M., Meyer JJ., Tinnermeier N. (2008) Reo Connectors as Coordination Artifacts in 2APL Systems. In: Bui T.D., Ho T.V., Ha Q.T. (eds) Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. PRIMA 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5357. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Communication is an important topic in multi-agent systems. Reo is a channel-based exogenous coordination model which can be used not only for the communication, but also for the coordination of individual agents. 2APL is an agent-oriented programming language where at the multi-agent level one can specify for individual agents which external environments they have access to. In this paper, we understand Reo networks as specific environments for 2APL agents and we focus on the integration of Reo networks into the 2APL platform. We show how Reo networks can be used to coordinate the behaviour of individual agents by means of an auction example.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farhad Arbab
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lăcrămioara Aştefănoaei
    • 2
  • Frank S. de Boer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mehdi Dastani
    • 3
  • John-Jules Meyer
    • 3
  • Nick Tinnermeier
    • 3
  1. 1.Universiteit LeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CWIAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Universiteit UtrechtThe Netherlands

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