Blending Event-Based and Multi-Agent Systems Around Coordination Abstractions [chapter]

Andrea Omicini, Giancarlo Fortino, Stefano Mariani
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
While event-based architectural style has become prevalent for large-scale distributed applications, multi-agent systems seemingly provide the most viable abstractions to deal with complex distributed systems. In this position paper we discuss the role of coordination abstractions as a basic brick for a unifying conceptual framework for agentbased and event-based systems, which could work as the foundation of a principled discipline for the engineering of complex software systems.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19282-6_12 fatcat:msxyjgfnx5gndglf7u7ecfqz6m