SARL is a general-purpose agent-oriented language.
SARL aims at providing the fundamental abstractions for dealing with concurrency, distribution, interaction, decentralization, reactivity, autonomy and dynamic reconfiguration. These high-level features are now considered as the major requirements for an easy and practical implementation of modern complex software applications. We are convinced that the agent-oriented paradigm holds the keys to effectively meet this challenge.
Considering the variety of existing approaches and meta-models in the field of agent-oriented engineering and more generally multi-agent systems, our approach remains as generic as possible and highly extensible to easily integrate new concepts and features. The language is platform- and architecture-independent.
However, we provide a first set of tools to support its execution based on the new version 2.0 of the Janus Platform, but it can be linked with other existing agent platforms and frameworks.
Stéphane is Professor in agent-based modeling and simulation at Burgondy Franche-Comté University, France. He is one of the contributors to the ASPECS methodology, CRIO metamodel, and Janus agent platform. He contributes to a wide variety of professional and open source projects, including Xtext, Hazelcast, Checkstyle, CTAN, and Jnario.
Nicolas is Professor in agent-based software engineering and simulation at Burgondy Franche-Comté University. His main research interests deal with the modeling, analysis and simulation of complex systems using Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Holonic Multiagent Systems and Multiagent-based simulation. He is also involved in various professional projects dealing with the simulation of virtual entities (pedestrian, transportation systems, etc) in virtual environments.
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