Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2008)
Dec. 9, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008
In this paper we present how to use the Agent MOdeling LAnguage (AMOLA) to define agent interaction protocols and how to integrate these in an agent model. AMOLA provides the syntax and semantics for creating models of multi-agent systems covering the analysis and design phases of a software development process. It supports a modular agent design approach and introduces the concepts of intra-and inter-agent control. The first defines the agent’s lifecycle by coordinating the different modules that implement his capabilities, while the latter defines the protocols that govern the coordination of the society of the agents. The modeling of the intra and inter-agent control is based on statecharts. The analysis phase builds on the concepts of capability and functionality. AMOLA deals with both the individual and societal aspect of the agents showing how protocols and capabilities can be integrated in agents design.
interaction protocols, agent oriented software engineering
N. Spanoudakis and P. Moraitis, "An Agent Modeling Language Implementing Protocols through Capabilities," Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on(WI-IAT), vol. 02, no. , pp. 578-582, 2008.