Implementation of a FIPA compliant BDI agent platform in .NET: CloudNetBDI 1.0

Evans, C. and Rmeileh, S.A. (2013) Implementation of a FIPA compliant BDI agent platform in .NET: CloudNetBDI 1.0. In: 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013, 25 March 2013 through 28 March 2013, Barcelona; Spain.

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in the potential of software agent technologies for building the next generation of advanced software systems that will help solving problems that require advanced user interactions and intensive collaborations. Despite this interest, software agents are not yet widespread due to many reasons, one of which is the heavy programming work that has to be done in order to create efficient and effective agent systems, particularly from the point of view of agents' characteristics, such as autonomy and deliberation on one hand, and integration with other technologies and applications on the other. While several agent platforms implement the belief-desire-intention (BDI) architecture have been proposed, most of these platforms are implemented based on existing general purpose programming languages, e.g. Java. As a consequence, this prevents the use of advanced features of the underlying programming language and the integration with new technologies and paradigms that are essential for the development of enterprise applications. Due to these limitations of the existing platforms, a new BDI distributed agent platform design and implementation is proposed in this paper. The CloudNetBDI platform prototype is compliant with the specifications of the Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) and has been implemented in the.NET framework. The CloudNetBDI platform employs the BDI model as an internal reasoning engine for its agents. Furthermore, the CloudNetBDI platform provides an interface for developers to design and develop enriched, robust and autonomous BDI based distributed multi-agent systems. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agent System, BDI, intelligent context-aware systems, MAS, Agent systems, BDI, Context-aware systems, Distributed multiagent systems, Foundation for intelligent physical agents, General-purpose programming language, MAS, Technologies and applications, Computer systems programming, Intelligent agents, Multi agent systems, Autonomous agents
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 12:24
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2628

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