Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-6
Ghulam Ali1 , SherAfzal Khan2 *, Nazir Ahmad Zafar3 and Farooq Ahmad1
1 Faculty of Information Technology,
2Department of Computer Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, 3Department of Computer Science, College of Computer Science and Information Technology, [email protected]*
*Author For Correspondence
Department of Computer Science, College of Computer Science and Information Technology,
The real world is a dynamic place where things change in an unexpected way. Software must be able to adapt these changes to work efficiently in the real world. Modeling of the multi-agent system implies modeling of the agent’s dynamic structure and behavior, including their ability to communicate with other agent of the systems and dynamically organize their formation over time. In this research we used two different formal methods, communicating stream Xmachine and Z notation, for writing the formal specification of multi-agent systems with a dynamic structure and behavior. Both the modeling techniques possess different characteristics which are discussed through the modeling process of multi-agent system. A case study of biologically inspired multi-agent system is taken to illustrate the proposed modeling approach.
Keywords: Communicating Stream X-machine; Z notation; multi-agent system; formal modeling.
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