CArtAgO: A Framework for Prototyping Artifact-Based Environments in MAS

  • Alessandro Ricci
  • Mirko Viroli
  • Andrea Omicini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4389)


This paper describes CArtA gO, a framework for developing artifact-based working environments for multiagent systems (MAS). The framework is based on the notion of artifact, as a basic abstraction to model and engineer objects, resources and tools designed to be used and manipulated by agents at run-time to support their working activities, in particular the cooperative ones. CArtA gO enables MAS engineers to design and develop suitable artifacts, and to extend existing agent platforms with the possibility to create artifact-based working environments, programming agents to exploit them. In this paper, first the abstract model and architecture of CArtA gO is described, then a first Java-based prototype technology is discussed.


Virtual Machine Multiagent System Observable State Operating Instruction Agent Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Ricci
    • 1
  • Mirko Viroli
    • 1
  • Andrea Omicini
    • 1
  1. 1.ALMA MATER STUDIORUM—Università di Bologna via Venezia 52, 47023 CesenaItaly

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