Specification and Verification of Multi-agent Systems

  • Mehdi Dastani
  • Koen V. Hindriks
  • John-Jules Charles Meyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. N. Alechina, M. Dastani, F. Khan, B. Logan, J.-J. Ch. Meyer
    Pages 1-33
  3. L. Aştefănoaei, F.S. de Boer
    Pages 35-65
  4. J. Bentahar, J.-J. Ch. Meyer, W. Wan
    Pages 67-102
  5. R.H. Bordini, L.A. Dennis, B. Farwer, M. Fisher
    Pages 103-123
  6. N. Bulling, J. Dix, W. Jamroga
    Pages 125-159
  7. M. Dastani, J.-J. Ch. Meyer
    Pages 161-194
  8. D. Grossi, D. Gabbay, L. van der Torre
    Pages 195-224
  9. K.V. Hindriks
    Pages 225-254
  10. M.B. van Riemsdijk, L. Aştefănoaei, F.S. de Boer
    Pages 255-287
  11. S. Shapiro, Y. Lespérance, H.J. Levesque
    Pages 289-315
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 385-405

About this book


Specification and Verification of Multi-agent Systems presents a coherent treatment of the area of formal specification and verification of agent-based systems with a special focus on verification of multi-agent programs. This edited volume includes contributions from international leading researchers in the area, addressing logical formalisms and techniques, such as model checking, theorem proving, and axiomatisations for (semi) automatic verification of agent-based systems.

Chapters include: • Using Theorem Proving to Verify Properties of Agent Programs • The Refinement of Multi-Agent Systems • Model Checking Agent Communication • Directions for Agent Model Checking • Model Checking Logics of Strategic Ability: Complexity • Correctness of Mult-Agent Programs: A Hybrid Approach • The Norm Implementation Problem in Normative Multi-Agent Systems • A Verification Logic for GOAL Agents • Using the Maude Term Rewriting Language for Agent Development with Formal Foundations • The Cognitive Agents Specification Language and Verification Environment • A Temporal Trace Language for Formal Modelling and Analysis of Agent Systemns • Assurance of Agent Systems: What Role Should Formal Verification Play?

Specification and Verification of Multi-agent Systems is a comprehensive guide that makes a useful tool for researchers, practitioners and students, and serves as a reference work summarizing the state of the art in an accessible manner.


Multi-agent systems agents complexity currentjm logics model checking modeling multi-agent system proving specification and verification theorem proving verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehdi Dastani
    • 1
  • Koen V. Hindriks
    • 2
  • John-Jules Charles Meyer
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Information & Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  3. 3.Dept. Information & Computer SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands

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