In: James Odell, Paolo Giorgini, Jörg P. Müller (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3382: Agent-Oriented Software Engineering V: 5th International Workshop, AOSE 2004, New York, NY, USA, July 19, 2004, pages 47-61. Springer-Verlag, 2005.
Abstract: In this paper we introduce an approach for defining semantics for AUML agent interaction protocol diagrams using Petri net code structures. This approach is based on the usage of net components which provide basic tasks and the structure for Petri nets. Agent interaction protocol diagrams are used to model agent conversations on an abstract level. By mapping elements of the diagrams to net components we are able to translate the diagrams into Petri nets, i.e to generate code structures from the drawings. We provide tool support for this approach by combining a tool for net components with a tool for drawing agent interaction protocol diagrams. This combined tool is available as a plug-in for Renew (Reference Net Workshop).
Keywords: agents; agent interaction protocols; AUML; Capa; high-level Petri nets; Mulan; net components; operational semantics; reference nets; Renew.
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