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The Agent Modeling Language - AML

A Comprehensive Approach to Modeling Multi-Agent Systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-8
  3. Background Information

  4. Solution Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Pages 31-36
    3. Pages 37-52
    4. Pages 95-122
  5. AML Specification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Pages 137-173
    3. Pages 175-259
    4. Pages 261-298
    5. Pages 299-302
    6. Pages 303-306
    7. Pages 307-309
    8. Pages 311-315

About this book


The field of study known as multi-agent systems has been in existence for more than 25 years. During this period it has already been recognized, and supported by both theoretical and practical evidence, that such systems have the potential to improve the practice in software engineering, and even to extend the range of applications that can feasibly be tackled. However, one important aspect of multi-agent systems that still lacks complete and proper definition, general acceptance and practical application, is that of modeling, despite the substantial efforts of an active research community.

The focus of this book is thus on an approach to resolving this insufficiency by providing a comprehensive modeling language designed as an extension to UML 2.0, focused specifically on the modeling of multi-agent systems and applications. This language is AML—the Agent Modeling Language—the design of which is informed by previous work in this area while explicitly addressing known limitations relating to managing complexity and improving coverage and comprehension.

The book is addressed to researchers, students, software engineers, methodologists, and tool developers with the objective to explain foundation, design principles, specification, and usage of AML.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Whitestein TechnologiesBratislavaSlovakia

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