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PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets

JANOUŠEK Vladimír, KOČÍ Radek, MAZAL Zdeněk and ZBOŘIL František. PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets. In: Proceedings of 8th ISDA. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2008, pp. 420-425. ISBN 978-0-7695-3382-7.
Czech title
PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Keywords
modelling, BDI agent, Object Oriented Petri Nets
Abstract
Petri nets have proven to be a valuable tool for modelling concurent systems. As such they should be suitable for modelling agent and multi-agent systems, as these are inherently concurrent. Nevertheless there are not many systems that allow modelling of the whole multi-agent system in Petri nets. The use of Petri nets is usually limited to sub-problems, such as verification of interaction protocols.
This paper describes the main concepts of PNagent -- a tool for modelling BDI agents using the formalism of Object Oriented Petri Nets (OOPN). PNagent allows development, testing and running software agents in a consistent graphical environment. The framework is suitable for prototyping and experiments with both multi-agent applications and the particular agent architecture itself. At the same time, thank to the formal nature of its underlying paradigm, it provides means for verification of agent's properties.
Published
2008
Pages
420-425
Proceedings
Proceedings of 8th ISDA
Conference
Intelligent Systems Design and Applications Conference , Kaohsiung City, TW
ISBN
978-0-7695-3382-7
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Los Alamitos, US
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB8811,
   author = "Vladim\'{i}r Janou\v{s}ek and Radek Ko\v{c}\'{i} and Zden\v{e}k Mazal and Franti\v{s}ek Zbo\v{r}il",
   title = "PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets",
   pages = "420--425",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of 8th ISDA",
   year = 2008,
   location = "Los Alamitos, US",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-0-7695-3382-7",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/8811"
}
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