Programming Multi-Agent Systems in AgentSpeak using Jason (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 24, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 292 pages
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Jason is an Open Source interpreter for an extended version of AgentSpeak – a logic-based agent-oriented programming language – written in Java™. It enables users to build complex multi-agent systems that are capable of operating in environments previously considered too unpredictable for computers to handle. Jason is easily customisable and is suitable for the implementation of reactive planning systems according to the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture.

Programming Multi-Agent Systems in AgentSpeak using Jason provides a brief introduction to multi-agent systems and the BDI agent architecture on which AgentSpeak is based. The authors explain Jason’s AgentSpeak variant and provide a comprehensive, practical guide to using Jason to program multi-agent systems. Some of the examples include diagrams generated using an agent-oriented software engineering methodology particularly suited for implementation using BDI-based programming languages. The authors also give guidance on good programming style with AgentSpeak.

Programming Multi-Agent Systems in AgentSpeak using Jason

  • Describes and explains in detail the AgentSpeak extension interpreted by Jason and shows how to create multi-agent systems using the Jason platform.
  • Reinforces learning with examples, problems, and illustrations.
  • Includes two case studies which demonstrate the use of Jason in practice.
  • Features an accompanying website that provides further learning resources including sample code, exercises, and slides

This essential guide to AgentSpeak and Jason will be invaluable to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students studying multi-agent systems. The book will also be of interest to software engineers, designers, developers, and programmers interested in multi-agent systems.

  

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Contents

Preface
xi
Acknowledgements
xvii
1 Introduction
1
2 The BDI Agent Model
15
3 The Jason Agent Programming Language
31
4 Jason Interpreter
67
5 Environments
101
6 Communication and Interaction
117
8 Advanced GoalBased Programming
165
9 Case Studies
179
10 Formal Semantics
201
11 Conclusions
225
Appendix Reference Guide
235
References
261
Index
269
Copyright

7 UserDefined Components
139

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Rafael H. Bordini, University of Durham, UK

 Jomi Fred Hubner, University of Blumenau, Brazil

Michael Wooldridge,University of Liverpool, UK

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