Publication detail

PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets

JANOUŠEK, V. KOČÍ, R. MAZAL, Z. ZBOŘIL, F.

Original Title

PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets

English Title

PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Petri nets have proven to be a valuable tool for modelling concurent 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 modelling of the whole multi-agent system in Petri nets. The use of Petri nets is usually limited to sub-problems, such as verification of interaction protocols. This paper describes the main concepts of PNagent -- a tool for modelling BDI agents using the formalism of Object Oriented Petri Nets (OOPN). PNagent allows development, 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, thank to the formal nature of its underlying paradigm, it provides means for verification of agent's properties.

English abstract

Petri nets have proven to be a valuable tool for modelling concurent 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 modelling of the whole multi-agent system in Petri nets. The use of Petri nets is usually limited to sub-problems, such as verification of interaction protocols. This paper describes the main concepts of PNagent -- a tool for modelling BDI agents using the formalism of Object Oriented Petri Nets (OOPN). PNagent allows development, 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, thank to the formal nature of its underlying paradigm, it provides means for verification of agent's properties.

Keywords

modelling, BDI agent, Object Oriented Petri Nets

RIV year

2008

Released

01.12.2008

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Location

Los Alamitos

ISBN

978-0-7695-3382-7

Book

Proceedings of 8th ISDA

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

420

Pages to

425

Pages count

6

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT30726,
  author="Vladimír {Janoušek} and Radek {Kočí} and Zdeněk {Mazal} and František {Zbořil}",
  title="PNagent: a Framework for Modelling BDI Agents using Object Oriented Petri Nets",
  annote="Petri nets have proven to be a valuable tool for modelling concurent 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 modelling of the whole multi-agent system in Petri nets. The use of Petri
nets is usually limited to sub-problems, such as verification of interaction
protocols. 
This paper describes the main concepts of PNagent -- a tool for modelling BDI
agents using the formalism of Object Oriented Petri Nets (OOPN). PNagent allows
development, 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, thank to the formal nature of its underlying paradigm, it provides
means for verification of agent's properties.",
  address="IEEE Computer Society",
  booktitle="Proceedings of 8th ISDA",
  chapter="30726",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="IEEE Computer Society",
  year="2008",
  month="december",
  pages="420--425",
  publisher="IEEE Computer Society",
  type="conference paper"
}