A library-based extension of Java, the simpA framework, introduced a new abstraction based on agent-oriented concepts. Agents are autonomous entities that cooperate by exploiting artifacts, representing resources that are dynamically created and shared by agents. In this paper we present a core calculus integrating techniques coming from the area of concurrency and from OO programming. The syntax of the calculus with its static and dynamic semantics are introduced through an example. The calculus aims to foster the formalization (and proof) of type soundness of simpA programs and the development of techniques for analyzing the computational behaviour of agents and artifacts.

A Calculus of Agents and Artifacts

DAMIANI, Ferruccio;
2011-01-01

Abstract

A library-based extension of Java, the simpA framework, introduced a new abstraction based on agent-oriented concepts. Agents are autonomous entities that cooperate by exploiting artifacts, representing resources that are dynamically created and shared by agents. In this paper we present a core calculus integrating techniques coming from the area of concurrency and from OO programming. The syntax of the calculus with its static and dynamic semantics are introduced through an example. The calculus aims to foster the formalization (and proof) of type soundness of simpA programs and the development of techniques for analyzing the computational behaviour of agents and artifacts.
SoftSoftware and Data Technologies 4th International Conference, ICSOFT 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 26-29, 2009. Revised Selected Papers
Springer-Verlag
COMMUNICATIONS IN COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
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Agent oriented programming; Java
Ferruccio Damiani; Paola Giannini; Alessandro Ricci; Mirko Viroli
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