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Agent Technology from a Formal Perspective

By Michael Hinchey , James Rash , Walt Truszkowski , Diana F. Gordon-Spears , Christopher Rouff

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8523-3947-0
  • 376 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: January 27, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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The field of agent & multi-agent systems is experiencing tremendous growth whilst that of formal methods has also blossomed. The FAABS (Formal Approaches to Agent-Based Systems) workshops, merging the concerns of the two fields, were thus timely. This book has arisen from the overwhelming response to FAABS ’00, ’02 & ’04 and all chapters are updated or represent new research, & are designed to provide a more in-depth treatment of the topic. Examples of how others have applied formal methods to agent-based systems are included, plus formal method tools & techniques that readers can apply to their own systems. Agent Technology from a Formal Perspective provides an in-depth view of the key issues related to agent technology from a formal perspective. As this is a relatively new interdisciplinary field, there is enormous room for further growth and this book not only creates an initial foundation, but points to the gaps; indicating open problems to be addressed by future researchers, students & practitioners.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. What is an Agent?
  2. And What is an Agent Community?
  3. Introduction to Formal Methods.
  4. Formal Methods and Agent
  5. Based Systems.
  6. A Process
  7. Algebraic Agent Abstraction.
  8. Dynamic Team Formation in Executable Agent
  9. Based Systems.
  10. Scenario
  11. based Engineering of Multi
  12. agent Systems.
  13. Verification Within the KARO Agent Theory.
  14. Assuring the Behavior of Adaptive Agents.
  15. Agents in a Wild World.
  16. Formal Methods at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  17. Formal Verification of Autonomy Models.

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