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ACLAnalyser: a Tool for Debugging Multi-agent Systems

Juan A. Botia, Alberto Lopez, Antonio Skarmeta

Multi-agent systems are a special kind of distributed systems in which the main entities are autonomous, in a proactive sense. These systems are special because their unpredictability. Agents can spontaneously engage in complex interactions, guided by their own goals and intentions. When developing such kind of system, there are many problems the designer/programmer has to face. All these problems make virtually impossible to totally debug a complex enough multi-agent system. In this article we describe a debugging tool we have developed in our lab which pretends to alleviate the problems derived from distribution and unpredictability.

Keywords: tools for programming MAS, debuggin MAS

Citation: Juan A. Botia, Alberto Lopez, Antonio Skarmeta: ACLAnalyser: a Tool for Debugging Multi-agent Systems. In R.López de Mántaras and L.Saitta (eds.): ECAI2004, Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2004, pp.967-968.

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ECAI-2004 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de València on behalf of Asociación Española de Inteligencia Artificial (AEPIA) and Associació Catalana d'Intel-ligència Artificial (ACIA).