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A stepwise refinement-based development of self-organising multi-agent systems: application to the foraging ants
by Zeineb Graja; Frédéric Migeon; Christine Maurel; Marie-Pierre Gleizes; Ahmed Hadj Kacem
International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE), Vol. 5, No. 2/3, 2016


Abstract: This paper proposes a formal modelling for self-organising multi-agent systems (SOMAS) based on stepwise refinements, with the Event-B language and the temporal logic of actions (TLA). This modelling allows to develop this kind of systems in a more structured manner. In addition, it enables to reason, in a rigorous way, about the correctness of the derived models both at the local level and the global level. Our work is illustrated by the foraging ants case study.

Online publication date: Thu, 08-Dec-2016


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