Supporting group plans in the BDI architecture using coordination middleware
This paper investigates the use of group plans and goals as programming abstractions that encapsulate the communication needed to coordinate collaborative behaviour. It presents an extension of the BDI agent architecture to include explicit constructs for goals and plans that involve coordinated action by groups of agents. Formal operational semantics for group goals are provided, and an implementation of group plans and goals for the Jason agent platform is described, based on integration with the Zookeeper coordination middleware.
Keywords: Group plans; Group goals; BDI architecture; Multi-agent systems; ZooKeeper
Research Type: Technical Report
This is the full version of a paper published as the following extended abstract: Supporting Group Plans in the BDI Architecture using Coordination Middleware (Extended Abstract), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 1427-1428, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2016 http://trust.sce.ntu.edu.sg/aamas16/pdfs/p1427.pdf