Journal article

MAZAL Zdeněk, KOČÍ Radek, JANOUŠEK Vladimír and ZBOŘIL František. Modelling intelligent agents for autonomic computing in the PNagent framework. International Journal of Autonomic Computing. London: Inderscience Publishers, 2009, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 121-139. ISSN 1741-8569.
Publication language:english
Original title:Modelling intelligent agents for autonomic computing in the PNagent framework
Title (cs):Modelling intelligent agents for autonomic computing in the PNagent framework
Journal:International Journal of Autonomic Computing, Vol. 1, No. 2, London, GB
system modelling, agent systems, model-based design, programming languages
Petri nets have proven to be a valuable tool for modelling concurrent 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 the modelling of the whole multi-agent system in Petri nets. The use of Petri nets is usually limited to subproblems such as the verification of interaction protocols. This paper describes the main concepts of PNagent - a tool for modelling Believe-Desire-Intention (BDI) agents using the formalism of Object-Oriented Petri Nets (OOPN). PNagent allows for developing, 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, thanks to the formal nature of its underlying paradigm, it provides the means to verify an agent's properties. Thanks to its consistent environment and the high-level nature of the used formalism, the framework is also suitable for incorporating the ideas of autonomic computing.
   author = {Zden{\v{e}}k Mazal and Radek Ko{\v{c}}{\'{i}} and
	Vladim{\'{i}}r Janou{\v{s}}ek and Franti{\v{s}}ek
   title = {Modelling intelligent agents for autonomic computing in the
	PNagent framework},
   pages = {121--139},
   journal = {International Journal of Autonomic Computing},
   volume = {1},
   number = {2},
   year = {2009},
   ISSN = {1741-8569},
   language = {english},
   url = {}

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