Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering   »   2008 Vol.2, No.3

 

 

Title: AgentService: a framework to develop distributed multiagent systems

 

Author: Christian Vecchiola, Alberto Grosso, Antonio Boccalatte

 

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Department of Communication, Computer, and System Sciences, University of Genova, Via Opera Pia 13a, 16145, Genova, Italy.
Department of Communication, Computer, and System Sciences, University of Genova, Via Opera Pia 13a, 16145, Genova, Italy.
Department of Communication, Computer, and System Sciences, University of Genova, Via Opera Pia 13a, 16145, Genova, Italy

 

Abstract: This paper presents AgentService, a framework for developing Multiagent Systems (MAS). The key features introduced with AgentService are a flexible agent model and a modular platform. Agents can perform multitask activities as well as move among different platforms. The MAS is hosted in a modular environment so that the platform can be customised. Several tools come with the programming suite, in particular: a visual protocol designer and a set of language extensions integrated into a professional development environment to ease development.

 

Keywords: agent-oriented software engineering; multi-agent systems; MAS design; MAS programming; distributed systems; flexible agent models; modular platforms; agent-based systems.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2008.019421

 

Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2008 Vol.2, No.3, pp.290 - 323

 

Available online: 11 Jul 2008

 

 

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