Conference Papers

Executing AgentUML diagrams

AuthorLars Ehrler and Stephen Cranefield:
SourceInternational Conference of Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, New York 

Interaction protocols (IPs) are necessary for specifying and controlling the conversation of software agents in open multi-agent systems. This research investigated the automatic interpretation of IPs defined using the Agent Unified Modeling Language (AUML). Our Plug-in for Agent UML Linking (PAUL) is based on the FIPA-compliant agent platform Opal and the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF). PAUL enables developers to implement agent conversations quickly and easily by attaching application-specific code to an AUML model of an interaction protocol and executing this interaction protocol.