Communication and Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems: Agent-Oriented Programming and Computational Social Laws.
Final rept. 15 Dec 03-31 Oct 96
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Agent oriented programming was proposed as a high-level programming language, in which a programmer is given the opportunity to communicate with other programs in a uniform, high-level language. Furthermore, the programmer could explicitly represent in the program or agent the relationship with other program or agent, including the beliefs about the other agents and the obligations made to them. Our hypothesis was that such mental-level design would provide a powerful abstraction that would enable the analysis and even design of complex distributed systems. In addition to such coordination via high-level modeling and communication, we were interested in global mechanisms that eliminate the need for explicit coordination in the place.
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