An empirical study of agent programs a dynamic blocks world case study in goal

M. Birna Van Riemsdijk, Koen V. Hindriks

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Abstract

Agent-oriented programming has been motivated in part by the conception that high-level programming constructs based on common sense notions such as beliefs and goals provide appropriate abstraction tools to develop autonomous software. Various agent programming languages and frameworks have been developed by now, but no systematic study has been done as to how the language constructs in these languages may and are in fact used in practice. Performing a study of these aspects may contribute to the design of best practices or programming guidelines for agent programming, and clarify the use of common sense notions in agent programs. In this paper, we analyze various agent programs for dynamic blocks world, written in the Goal agent programming language. We present several observations based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis that provide insight into more practical aspects of the development of agent programs. Finally, we identify important issues in three key areas related to agent-oriented programming that need further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems - 12th International Conference, PRIMA 2009, Proceedings
Pages200-215
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2009 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5925 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2009
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period14/12/0916/12/09

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