This paper begins with the comparison of the message- sending mechanism, for communication among agents, and the method-invocation mechanism, for communication among objects. Then, we describe an extension of the method invocation mechanism by introducing the notion of “sender” of a message, “state” of the interaction and “protocol” using the notion of “role”, as it has been introduced in the powerJava extension of Java. The use of roles in communication is shown by means of an example of protocol.

Bridging Agent Theory and Object Orientation: Agent-like Communication among Objects

BALDONI, Matteo;BOELLA, Guido;
2007-01-01

Abstract

This paper begins with the comparison of the message- sending mechanism, for communication among agents, and the method-invocation mechanism, for communication among objects. Then, we describe an extension of the method invocation mechanism by introducing the notion of “sender” of a message, “state” of the interaction and “protocol” using the notion of “role”, as it has been introduced in the powerJava extension of Java. The use of roles in communication is shown by means of an example of protocol.
Programming Multi-Agent Systems. 4th International Workshop, ProMAS 2006, Revised and Invited Papers. Book Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Hot Topic
Springer
4411
149
164
9783540719557
Roles; MAS; Agents; Communication; powerJava
M. BALDONI; G. BOELLA; L. VAN DER TORRE
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