Using Petri-nets to Model the Dynamic Behavior of Software Agents

A. Zeid (Egypt)

Keywords

Methodologies and tools for applications, Modeling agents, Petrinets.

Abstract

Agent-based systems have received considerable attention in both academia and industry. An agent is a component of software and/or hardware which is capable of acting in order to accomplish tasks on behalf of its user. Modeling the dynamic behavior of agents is a challenging research area. Petri-Net models have emerged as a very promising performance modeling tool for systems that exhibit concurrency, synchronization, and randomness. This paper introduces a modeling process to describe the dynamic behavior of agents. We investigate using Petri Nets to analyze coherency and coordination of agent conversations.

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