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Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations

Multi-Agent Programming

Languages, Platforms and Applications

Editors: Bordini, R.H., Dastani, M., Dix, J., El Fallah Seghrouchni, A. (Eds.)

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Multi-Agent Programming is an essential reference for anyone interested in the most up-to-date developments in MAS programming. Programmers, researchers, and graduate students will find this text unique in its presentation of the concepts and principles of this fast-growing field. While previous research has focused on the development of formal and informal approaches to analyse and specify Multi-Agent Systems, this book focuses on the development of programming languages and tools which not only support MAS programming, but also implement key concepts of MAS in unified frameworks.

Part I describes four approaches that are based on computational logic or process algebra--Jason, 3APL, IMPACT, and CLAIM/SyMPA. These programming languages have formal semantics and use heavy machinery based on formal methods, but also provide working platforms for the development of multi-agent systems.

Part II presents agent languages and platforms that extend or are based on Java--JADE, Jadex, and JACKTM. Although these have no formal semantics, the languages are well documented and the platforms provide a variety of tools that have been extensively used in practice.

Part III provides two significant industry specific applications--The DEFACTO System for coordinating human-agent teams for the future of disaster response, and the ARTIMIS rational dialogue agent technology.

The book also features seven appendices, summarising each of the agent programming languages, hence facilitating comparison of the approaches. In particular, Appendix A describes the criteria used for comparing the agent languages and platforms.

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From the reviews:

"This is the second book in a series … that aims to provide an overview of the state of the art in multi-agent systems programming … . The way the book is organized makes it possible for readers who are seeking advice for selecting an agent development framework to obtain an overview of several possible choices … for their needs. Also, readers who are interested in gaining insight into one particular language will find many interesting details in the respective chapter." (Angelica de Antonio, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2009)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Jason and the Golden Fleece of Agent-Oriented Programming

    Rafael H. Bordini, Jomi F. Hübner, Renata Vieira

    Pages 3-37

  • Jade — A Java Agent Development Framework

    Fabio Bellifemine, Federico Bergenti, Giovanni Caire, et al.

    Pages 125-147

  • Jack™ Intelligent Agents: An Industrial Strength Platform

    Michael Winikoff

    Pages 175-193

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3753-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi-Agent Programming
Book Subtitle
Languages, Platforms and Applications
Editors
  • Rafael H. Bordini
  • Mehdi Dastani
  • Jürgen Dix
  • Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
Series Title
Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-26350-2
DOI
10.1007/b137449
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-24568-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3753-7
Series ISSN
1568-2617
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 296
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