An agent programming manifesto

Logan, Brian (2017) An agent programming manifesto. International Journal of Agent-Orientated Software Engineering . ISSN 1746-1383 (In Press)

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There has been considerable progress in both the theory and practice of agent programming since Georgeff & Rao’s seminal work on the Belief-Desire-Intention paradigm. However, despite increasing interest in the development of autonomous systems, applications of agent programming are confined to a small number of niche areas, and adoption of agent programming languages in mainstream software development remains limited. This state of affairs is widely acknowledged within the community, and a number of reasons and remedies have been proposed. In this paper, I present an analysis of why agent programming has failed to make an impact that is rooted in the class of programming problems agent programming sets out to solve, namely the realisation of flexible intelligent behaviour in dynamic and unpredictable environments. Based on this analysis, I outline some suggestions for the future direction of agent programming, and some principles that I believe any successful future direction must follow.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:54

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