Towards a Formal Methodology for Designing Multi-agent Applications

  • Amira Regayeg
  • Ahmed Hadj Kacem
  • Mohamed Jmaiel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3550)

Abstract

This paper has two purposes. First, it defines a formal language for specifying multi-agent systems. This language is expressive enough to cover individual agent aspects (knowledge, goals, roles, ...) as well as collective aspects of in terms of coordination protocols, organization structure and planning activities. Second, it provides a formal design methodology based on stepwise refinements allowing to develop a design specification starting from an abstract requirements one.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amira Regayeg
    • 1
  • Ahmed Hadj Kacem
    • 1
  • Mohamed Jmaiel
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion de SfaxSfaxTunisia
  2. 2.École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, B.P.W.SfaxTunisia

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