Modelling Multiagent Systems
We propose a formal framework for the specification of
the behavior of a system of agents, as well as those of the constituting
agents. This framework allows us to model each agent-s effectoric
capability including its interactions with the other agents. We also
provide an algorithm based on Milner-s "observation equivalence" to
derive an agent-s perception of its task domain situations from its
effectoric capability, and use "system computations" to model the
coordinated efforts of the agents in the system . Formal definitions
of the concept of "behavior equivalence" of two agents and that of
system computations equivalence for an agent are also provided.
Multiagent system, object system, observation equivalence, reactive systems.