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By Eugene Asarin (auth.), Thomas A. Henzinger, Shankar Sastry (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the refereed court cases of the 1st overseas Workshop on Hybrid platforms: Computation and regulate, held in Berkeley, California, united states, in April 1998.
The quantity provides 27 revised complete papers chosen from a complete of fifty five submissions. The papers specialise in mathematical tools for the rigorous and systematic layout and research of hybrid platforms. Hybrid structures encompass electronic units that engage with analog environments; they're really vital in context with safety-critical platforms and constant computing. the current quantity extends the road of hybrid structures examine documented in volumes 736, 999, 1066, 1201, and 1273 of the LNCS series.

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3 we consider the basic concepts and mechanisms that allow us to organise and communicate between agents in a multi-agent space. In §4, we will describe the implementation of the framework described in §2 and §3. In §5 and §6, we conclude by showing an example of how to program group computation and provide concluding remarks and future work. 2 Programming Individual Agents There are many rational agent theories, and agent programming languages. However, the two rarely match. Our approach is to attempt to directly execute rational agent specifications — in this way, we can be more confident that the required behaviour is being exhibited.

1 The Coffee Agent Suppose we have an office building, with an arbitrary number of rooms, attached to corridors, which may also connect to other floors. Suppose furthermore that we want to create a system that lets users order a coffee agent to bring coffee to their desks. We represent rooms and corridors as agents. Each corridor agent contains all the room agents that it connects to. Note that room agents can be member of more than one corridor agent if, for instance, they have doors leading to different corridors.

The reason for this is twofold. Firstly, it allows the programmer to better structure her code. More importantly, it allows for sets 3 Reading messages is not direct interaction, as the agents keeps track of messages read during each cycle, and re-reads them in case of backtracking. 28 M. Fisher, C. Ghidini, and B. Hirsch of formulae which describe a complex behaviour to be identified, and possibly modified (to modify the complex behaviour) within an agent. We provide a (simple) implementation of most of the behaviours depicted in Fig.

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