|3/2015 - 10|
Formal Specification and Verification of Real-Time Multi-Agent Systems using Timed-Arc Petri NetsQASIM, A. , KAZMI, S. A. R. , FAKHIR, I.
|Click to see author's profile on SCOPUS, IEEE Xplore, Web of Science|
|Download PDF (1,146 KB) | Citation | Downloads: 225 | Views: 1,100|
formal specifications, formal verification, multiagent systems, Petri nets, real time systems
systems(13), agent(11), multi(8), petri(5), software(4), modeling(4)
Blue keywords are present in both the references section and the paper title.
About this article
Date of Publication: 2015-08-31
Volume 15, Issue 3, Year 2015, On page(s): 73 - 78
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2015.03010
Web of Science Accession Number: 000360171500010
SCOPUS ID: 84940733873
In this study we have formally specified and verified the actions of communicating real-time software agents (RTAgents). Software agents are expected to work autonomously and deal with unfamiliar situations astutely. Achieving cent percent test cases coverage for these agents has always been a problem due to limited resources. Also a high degree of dependability and predictability is expected from real-time software agents. In this research we have used Timed-Arc Petri Net's for formal specification and verification. Formal specification of e-agents has been done in the past using Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) but we believe that Timed-Arc Petri Net's being more visually expressive provides a richer framework for such formalism. A case study of Stock Market System (SMS) based on Real Time Multi Agent System framework (RTMAS) using Timed-Arc Petri Net's is taken to illustrate the proposed modeling approach. The model was verified used AF, AG, EG, and EF fragments of Timed Computational Tree Logic (TCTL) via translations to timed automata.
|References|||||Cited By «-- Click to see who has cited this paper|
| N. R. Jennings, K. Sycara, M. Wooldridge, "A roadmap of agent research and development," Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 7-38, 1998. |
 E. Sikora, B. Tenbergen, K. Pohl, "Industry needs and research directions in requirements engineering for embedded systems," Requirements Engineering, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 57-78, 2012.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 24] [SCOPUS Times Cited 39]
 R. Alur, A. Itai, R. P. Kurshan, M. Yannakakis, "Timing verification by successive approximation," Information and Computation, vol. 118, no. 1, pp. 142-157, 1995.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 35] [SCOPUS Times Cited 53]
 R. Alur, D. L. Dill, "A theory of timed automata," Theoretical computer science, vol. 126, no. 2, pp. 183-235, 1994.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 2432] [SCOPUS Times Cited 3893]
 J. Bowen, V. Stavridou, "Safety-critical systems, formal methods and standards," Software Engineering Journal, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 189-209, 1993.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 74]
 S. Park, V. Sugumaran, "Designing multi-agent systems: a framework and application," Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 259-271, 2005.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 50] [SCOPUS Times Cited 66]
 D. L. Martin, A. J. Cheyer, D. B. Moran, "The open agent architecture: A framework for building distributed software systems," Applied Artificial Intelligence, vol. 13, no. 1-2, pp. 91-128, 1999.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 156] [SCOPUS Times Cited 287]
 L. C. DiPippo, V. F. Wolfe, L. Nair, E. Hodys, O. Uvarov, "A realtime multi-agent system architecture for e-commerce applications", pp. 357-364, IEEE, 2001.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 1] [SCOPUS Times Cited 16]
 M. Wooldridge, "Semantic issues in the verification of agent communication languages," Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 9-31, 2000.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 37]
 L. Giordano, A. Martelli, C. Schwind, "Specifying and verifying interaction protocols in a temporal action logic," Journal of Applied Logic, vol. 5, no. 2. pp. 214-234, 2007.
[CrossRef] [SCOPUS Times Cited 52]
 M. Benerecetti, F. Giunchiglia, L. Serafini, "Model checking multiagent systems," Journal of Logic and Computation, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 401-423, 1998.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 44]
 D. J. T. Sumpter, G. B. Blanchard, "Ants and agents: a process algebra approach to modelling ant colony behaviour," Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 951-980, 2001.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 19] [SCOPUS Times Cited 31]
 A. Giua, C. Seatzu, "Modeling and supervisory control of railway networks using petri nets," Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 431-445, 2008.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 55] [SCOPUS Times Cited 89]
 G. Ali, S. Khan, N. A. Zafar, F. Ahmad, "Formal modeling towards a dynamic organization of multi-agent systems using communicating x-machine and z-notation," Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 2972-2977, 2012.
 S. Kouah, D. E. Sadouni, J. M. Ilie, "Synchronized petri net: A formal specification model for multi agent systems," Journal of Software, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 587-602, 2013.
 S. Khosravifar, "Modeling multi agent communication activities with petri nets," International Journal of Information and Education Technology, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 310-314, 2013.
 L. Chang, X. He, S. M. Shatz , "A methodology for modeling multi-agent systems using nested petri nets," International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 891-925, 2012.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 7] [SCOPUS Times Cited 9]
 A. Pla, P. Gay, J. Melendez, B. Lopez, "Petri net-based process monitoring: A workflow management system for process modelling and monitoring," Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 539-554, 2014.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 6] [SCOPUS Times Cited 10]
 A. David, L. Jacobsen, M. Jacobsen, K. Y. Jorgensen, M. H. Moller, J. Srba, "Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems", pp. 492-497, Springer, 2012.
 T. A. Henzinger, X. Nicollin, J. Sifakis, S. Yovine, "Symbolic model checking for real-time systems," Information and computation, vol. 111, no. 2, pp. 193-244, 1994.
[CrossRef] [Web of Science Times Cited 348] [SCOPUS Times Cited 508]
Web of Science® Citations for all references: 3,288 TCR
SCOPUS® Citations for all references: 5,053 TCR
Web of Science® Average Citations per reference: 157 ACR
SCOPUS® Average Citations per reference: 241 ACR
TCR = Total Citations for References / ACR = Average Citations per Reference
We introduced in 2010 - for the first time in scientific publishing, the term "References Weight", as a quantitative indication of the quality ... Read more
Citations for references updated on 2018-04-20 21:02 in 130 seconds.
Note1: Web of Science® is a registered trademark of Clarivate Analytics.
Note2: SCOPUS® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.
Disclaimer: All queries to the respective databases were made by using the DOI record of every reference (where available). Due to technical problems beyond our control, the information is not always accurate. Please use the CrossRef link to visit the respective publisher site.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
All rights reserved: Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a registered trademark of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, photocopied, recorded or archived, without the written permission from the Editor. When authors submit their papers for publication, they agree that the copyright for their article be transferred to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, if and only if the articles are accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints and translations.
Permission for other use: The copyright owner's consent does not extend to copying for general distribution, for promotion, for creating new works, or for resale. Specific written permission must be obtained from the Editor for such copying. Direct linking to files hosted on this website is strictly prohibited.
Disclaimer: Whilst every effort is made by the publishers and editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that all information and opinions formulated in the articles, as well as linguistic accuracy, are the sole responsibility of the author.