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Formal Engineering Methods, International Conference on (1998)
Brisbane, Australia
Dec. 9, 1998 to Dec. 11, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-9198-0
pp: 56
K Taguchi , Kyushu University
K. Araki , Kyushu University
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we will introduce a new CCS-like process calculus for mobile agents called the AP(Agent and Place)-calculus. The calculus is based on the agent-place model which is a basis for mobility of an agent language Telescript by White. A number of mobile calculi such as $\pi$-calculus, Mobile Ambients have been proposed as foundational calculi which are intended to describe the {\it canonical} model of computation. However the AP-calculus is not developed as a foundational calculus, but rather as a practical formalism for specifying and verifying mobile applications such as electronic commerce. We will present the AP-calculus and its operational semantics and give a simple example specification of an intelligent agent roaming about the network to find out the information in order to demonstrate its applicability.
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K. Taguchi and K. Araki, "A Calculus Based on the Agent Place Model," Formal Engineering Methods, International Conference on(ICFEM), Brisbane, Australia, 1998, pp. 56.
doi:10.1109/ICFEM.1998.730570
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