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Adding Extensible Synchronisation Capabilities to the Agent Model of a FIPA Compliant Agent Platform

  • Agostino Poggi
  • Giovanni Rimassa
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1957)

Abstract

In this paper, we present an agent platform, called JADE (Java Agent Development Environment), that tries to ease development applications in compliance with the FIPA specifications. Moreover, we describe an extension to JADE original agent model that allows expressing agent synchronisation constraints better and provides wider foundations to build higher-level agent architecture on. JADE agent model is more “primitive” than the agent models offered by other systems, and mainly deals with message handling and plan scheduling. Exploiting research results about concurrent OO languages, JADE agent model has been extended in a way that solves the inheritance anomaly problem and will be useful to JADE users when they will create more complex agents.

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Agent Model Software Agent Agent Platform Agent Communication Language Directory Facilitator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agostino Poggi
    • 1
  • Giovanni Rimassa
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'InformazioneUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

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