Ontological Basis for Agent ADL

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Ontological Basis for Agent ADL
Abstract. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) architectures are gaining popularity over traditional ones for building open, distributed or evolving software. To formally define system architecture and reasoning about it, numerous architecture description languages (ADLs) have been proposed during the last decade. However, few research efforts aim at truly defining a description language for MAS architectures. The paper introduces an ontological basis aimed at capturing a “core” set of structural and behavioral concepts, and their relationships, we consider fundamental to define an ADL for MAS architectures. 1 Motivation The explosive growth of application areas such as electronic commerce, knowledge management, peer-to-peer and mobile computing has profoundly changed our views on information systems engineering. Systems must now be based on open architectures that continuously evolve to accommodate new components and meet new requirements. These new requirements call, in turn, for new concep...
Stéphane Faulkner, Manuel Kolp
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Authors Stéphane Faulkner, Manuel Kolp
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