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Automated Verification of Resource Requirements in Multi-Agent Systems Using Abstraction

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20674-0_5 Conference: Model Checking and Artificial Intelligence - 6th International Workshop, MoChArt 2010, Atlanta, GA, USA, July 11, 2010, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
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We describe a framework for the automated verification of multi-agent systems which do distributed problem solving, e.g., query answering. Each rea- soner uses facts, messages and Horn clause rules to derive new information. We show how to verify correctness of distributed problem solving under resource constraints, such as the time required to answer queries and the number of mes- sages exchanged by the agents. The framework allows the use of abstract spec- ifications consisting of Linear Time Temporal Logic (LTL) formulas to specify some of the agents in the system. We illustrate the use of the framework on a simple example.

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