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Multi-agent Coordination as Distributed Logic Programming

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Logic Programming (ICLP 2004)

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A novel style of multi-agent system specification and deployment is described, in which familiar methods from computational logic are re-interpreted to a new context. One view of multi-agent system design is that coordination is achieved via an interaction model in which participating agents assume roles constrained by the social norms of their shared task; the state of the interaction reflecting the ways these constraints are mutually satisfied within some system for synchronisation that is open and distributed. We show how to harness a process calculus; constraint solving; unfolding and meta-variables for this purpose and discuss the advantages of these methods over traditional approaches.

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Robertson, D. (2004). Multi-agent Coordination as Distributed Logic Programming. In: Demoen, B., Lifschitz, V. (eds) Logic Programming. ICLP 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3132. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-27775-0_29

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