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From SMART to agent systems development

Ashri, Ronald; Luck, Michael and d'Inverno, Mark. 2005. From SMART to agent systems development. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 18(2), pp. 129-140. ISSN 0952-1976 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

In order for agent-oriented software engineering to prove effective it must use principled notions of agents and enabling specification and reasoning, while still considering routes to practical implementation. This paper deals with the issue of individual agent specification and construction, departing from the conceptual basis provided by the smart agent framework. smart offers a descriptive specification of an agent architecture but omits consideration of issues relating to
construction and control. In response, we introduce two new views to complement smart: a behavioural specification and a structural specification which, together, determine the components that make up an agent, and how they operate. In this way, we move from abstract agent system specification to practical implementati
on. These three aspects are combined to create an agent construction model, act smart , which is then used to define the AgentSpeak(L) architecture in order to illustra
te the application of act smart

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2004.11.013

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
2005Published

Item ID:

8792

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

17 Jul 2018 00:31

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8792

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