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Formal Modelling of Real-Time Self-Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems


The paradigm of multi-agent systems is very expressive to model distributed real-time systems. These real-time multi-agent systems by their working nature have temporal constraints as they need to operate in pervasive, dynamic and unpredictable environments. To achieve better fault-tolerance, they need to have the ability of self-adaptivity making them adaptable to the failures. Presently there is a lack of vocabulary for the formal modelling of real-time multi-agent systems with self-adaptive ability. In this research we proposed a framework named SMARTS for the formal modelling of self-adaptive real-time multi-agent systems. Our framework integrates MAPE-K interfaces, reflection perspective and unification with distribution perspective into the SIMBA agent architecture. For a precise semantic description of the constructs of our framework, we have used Timed Communicating Object-Z language.



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ISSN PRINT: 1079-8587
ISSN ONLINE: 2326-005X
DOI PREFIX: 10.31209
10.1080/10798587 with T&F
IMPACT FACTOR: 0.652 (2017/2018)
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