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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2011.187
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-31600
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2011/3160/
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Dovier, Agostino ; Formisano, Andrea ; Pontelli, Enrico

BAAC: A Prolog System for Action Description and Agents Coordination

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Abstract

The paper presents a system for knowledge representation and coordination, where autonomous agents reason and act in a shared environment. Agents autonomously pursue individual goals, but can interact through a shared knowledge repository. In their interactions, agents deal with problems of synchronization and concurrency, and have to realize coordination by developing proper strategies in order to ensure a consistent global execution of their autonomously derived plans. This kind of knowledge is modeled using an extension of the action description language B. A distributed planning problem is formalized by providing a number of declarative specifications of the portion of the problem pertaining a single agent. Each of these specifications is executable by a stand-alone CLP-based planner. The coordination platform, implemented in Prolog, is easily modifiable and extensible. New user-defined interaction protocols can be integrated.

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@InProceedings{dovier_et_al:LIPIcs:2011:3160,
  author =	{Agostino Dovier and Andrea Formisano and Enrico Pontelli},
  title =	{{BAAC: A Prolog System for Action Description and Agents Coordination}},
  booktitle =	{Technical Communications of the 27th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'11) },
  pages =	{187--197},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-31-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2011},
  volume =	{11},
  editor =	{John P. Gallagher and Michael Gelfond},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2011/3160},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-31600},
  doi =		{http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2011.187},
  annote =	{Keywords: Knowledge Representation, Multi-Agent Systems, Planning, CLP}
}

Keywords: Knowledge Representation, Multi-Agent Systems, Planning, CLP
Seminar: Technical Communications of the 27th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'11)
Issue Date: 2011
Date of publication: 27.06.2011


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