The JADE framework, which is one of the most used in the AOSEcommunity to program and execute multi-agent systems (MASs), still needs tobe further supported by methods and tools for enabling a more effectivemodeling and prototyping of JADE-based MASs. In this paper we propose aframework and a related tool supporting a Statecharts-based development ofJADE-based MAS with the purpose of providing an effective approach forengineering multi-agent systems and leveraging agent-oriented developmentmethodologies and processes adopting JADE as target agent platform. Inparticular, a framework for programming JADE behaviors through a variant ofthe Statecharts, named Distilled StateCharts (DSCs), has been first developedby enhancing the JADE add-on HSMBehaviour. Then, to enable rapidprototyping of JADE agents, a visual tool for DSCs has been extended withtranslation rules based on the developed framework that allows to automaticallytranslate DSC specifications into DSC-based JADE behaviors. The proposedapproach is exemplified through a case study concerning an agent-basedmeeting organization system.
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|Titolo:||Engineering Multi-Agent Systems through Statecharts-based JADE agents and tools|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Citazione:||Engineering Multi-Agent Systems through Statecharts-based JADE agents and tools / Fortino, Giancarlo; Rango, F; Russo, Wilma. - In: TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE. - ISSN 2190-9288. - LNCS 7270:VII(2012), pp. 61-81.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|