A Formal Description of a Mapping from Business Processes to Agents

AutorTobias Küster, Marco Lützenberger, Sahin Albayrak
QuelleEngineering Multi-Agent Systems -- Third International Workshop, EMAS 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, May 5, 2015, Revised, Selected, and Invited Papers 
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Having many notions in common with multi-agent systems, business processes are well suited for modelling agents and their interrelations. However, often vague semantics and structural differences make a mapping from business processes to multi-agent systems difficult. In this paper, we formally describe a mapping from business process models to multi-agent systems that can be applied to different agent frameworks and languages. Using the same mapping, we created four semantically equivalent and interoperable implementations suiting different areas of application.