Accession Number : ADA329826

Title :   Communication and Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems: Agent-Oriented Programming and Computational Social Laws.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 03-31 Oct 96

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Shoham, Yoav

PDF Url : ADA329826

Report Date : 06 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Agent oriented programming was proposed as a high-level programming language, in which a programmer is given the opportunity to communicate with other programs in a uniform, high-level language. Furthermore, the programmer could explicitly represent in the program (or 'agent') the relationship with other program (or 'agent'), including the beliefs about the other agents and the obligations made to them. Our hypothesis was that such 'mental-level' design would provide a powerful abstraction that would enable the analysis and even design of complex distributed systems. In addition to such coordination via high-level modeling and communication, we were interested in global mechanisms that eliminate the need for explicit coordination in the place.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, GLOBAL, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, LOCUS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE