Agent Technology from a Formal Perspective by Christopher Rouff, Michael Hinchey, James Rash, Walt

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

The box of agent & multi-agent platforms is experiencing super progress when that of formal tools has additionally blossomed. The FAABS (Formal techniques to Agent-Based platforms) workshops, merging the worries of the 2 fields, have been hence well timed. This ebook has arisen from the overpowering reaction to FAABS ’00, ’02 & ’04 and all chapters are up-to-date or symbolize new study, & are designed to supply a better therapy of the subject. Examples of ways others have utilized formal the right way to agent-based platforms are incorporated, plus formal technique instruments & ideas that readers can observe to their very own systems.

Agent know-how from a proper point of view presents an in-depth view of the major concerns concerning agent know-how from a proper point of view. As it is a quite new interdisciplinary box, there's huge, immense room for additional development and this publication not just creates an preliminary starting place, yet issues to the gaps; indicating open difficulties to be addressed by way of destiny researchers, scholars & practitioners.

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2. Russell, S. and Norvig, P. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Prentice Hall. 1995. 3. d’Inverno, M. and Luck, M. Understanding Agent Systems. Springer. 2001. 4. Wooldridge, M. Reasoning About Rational Agents. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2000. 5. Wooldridge, M. An Introduction to Multiagent Systems. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 2002. 2 Introduction to Formal Methods Michael Hinchey, Jonathan P. Bowen, and Christopher A. 1 Introduction Computers do not make mistakes, or so we are told. However, computer software is written by, and hardware systems are designed and assembled by, humans, who certainly do make mistakes.

Such approaches may be more cost-effective than full formal development using refinement techniques. In any case, formal development is typically not appropriate in most software systems. However, many systems could benefit from some use of formal methods at some level (perhaps just specification) in their most critical parts. This approach has been dubbed “lightweight” formal methods [69], [175]. In particular, many errors are introduced at the requirements stage and some formality at this level could have very beneficial results because the system description is still relatively simple [63].

Synchronous languages, such as Esterel, Lustre and Signal, have also been developed for reactive systems requiring continuous interaction with their environment [22]. Specialist and combined languages may be needed for some systems. More recently, hybrid systems [54], [136] extend the concept of real-time systems [71]. In the latter, time must be considered, possibly as a continuous variable. In hybrid systems, the number of continuous variables may be increased. This is useful in control systems where a digital computer is responding to real-world analog signals.

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