Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies: First International Workshop, DALT 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 15, 2003, Revised Selected and Invited Papers, Volume 1

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Joao Leite, Andrea Omicini, Leon Sterling, Paolo Torroni
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 2, 2004 - Computers - 279 pages
Agent metaphors and technologies are increasingly adopted to harness and g- ernthecomplexityoftoday'ssystems.Asaconsequence, thegrowingcomplexity of agent systems calls for models and technologies that promote system p- dictability and enable feature discovery and veri?cation. Formal methods and declarative technologies have recently attracted a growing interest as a means to address such issues. The aim of the DALT 2003 workshop was two-fold. On the one hand, we wanted to foster a discussion forum to export such techniques into the broader communityofagentresearchersandpractitioners.Ontheotherhand, wewanted to bring in the issues of real-world, complex, and possibly large-scale agent s- tem design in the perspective of formal methods and declarative technologies. Thanks to the very high quality of our program committee, we managed to put together a rich program, including three technical sessions and two panel sessions: TheUseofDeclarativeProgrammingforAgent-OrientedSoftwareEn- neering, moderated by Leon Sterling and Andrea Omicini, and Declarative and Logic-Based Technology for Agent Reasoning and Interactions, organized and moderated by Rafael Bordini and Wiebe van der Hoek, with the participation of ?ve invited panelists. This bookcontainstherevisedandextendedversionsofthe paperspresented at the workshop, as well as three invited contributions by leading researchers of the ?eld. It is composed of three parts: (i) software engineering and multi-agent system prototyping, (ii) agent reasoning, BDI logics and extensions, and (iii) social aspects of multi-agent systems.
 

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Contents

A View on the Role of Declarative Approaches
1
A LogicBased Infrastructure for Reconfiguring Applications
17
Operational Semantics for Agents by Iterated Refinement
37
Go for Multithreaded Deliberative Agents
54
An AgentBased Domain Specific Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Applications in Evolutionary Biology
76
A Logic for Ignorance
97
Extending the BDI Model with Cooperativity
109
AgentOriented Programming Language for Introducing SpeechAct Based Communication
135
A Generalisation of BDI Logics
155
Restricted Entailment
173
A Social Approach to Communication in Multiagent Systems
191
LogicBased Electronic Institutions
221
A Resource Sharing Case Study
243
Linear Logic Partial Deduction and Cooperative Problem Solving
263
Author Index
280
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