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Programming Multi-agent Systems

Mehdi Dastani
With the significant advances in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems in the last decade, promising technologies for the development and engineering of multi-agent systems have emerged. The result is a variety of agent-oriented programming languages, development frameworks, execution platforms, and tools that facilitate building and engineering of multi-agent systems. This paper provides an overview of the multi-agent programming research field and explains the aim and characteristics of various multi-agent programming languages and development frameworks. This overview is complemented with a discussion on the current trends and challenges in this research community.
The Knowledge Engineering Review 30(Special Issue 04), pages 394-418, September 2015
@article{promas-ker30,
	Author = {Dastani, Mehdi},
	Doi = {10.1017/S0269888915000077},
	Issn = {1469-8005},
	Journal = {The Knowledge Engineering Review},
	Month = sep,
	Number = {Special Issue 04},
	Pages = {394--418},
	Title = {Programming Multi-agent Systems},
	Url = {http://journals.cambridge.org/article_S0269888915000077},
	Volume = 30,
	Year = 2015}