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Since we are trying to address the needs of developer and end user we distinguish between predefined end user functionalities, which can be extended by developers and features or interfaces, which can be utilized by developers in order to fulfill the design objectives.

End User functionalities

  • MAS / MABS are handled as "projects" (designed by developer)
  • In projects, definitions of different simulation setups are possible
  • Agents can be configured by using different start arguments coming from (tailored) ontologies
  • Depending on the selected environment model (e. g. a graph or a continuous two-dimensional model) case-specific environment configurations can be done
  • The JADE agent platform and their tools can be easily controlled with the end user application
  • Simulations can be easily distributed and balanced on different machines, in particular also by non-IT specialists
  • Agent.GUI provides a Multi-Language application (English, German, Italian, Polish, …)

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Utilities for developer

  • Agent.GUI provides a console window, which allows to display the system output, even if the output comes from a remote container located on a different machine
  • The view to projects can be switched between a 'Developer view' and an 'End user view', in order to unburden domain experts from superfluos tasks and views
  • One of the predefined environment model can be selected and used for a simulation OR an environment model can be designed and added individually
  • External libraries (jar-files) can be added to a project in order to extend the core program features
  • A customized PlugIn-class can be written in order to extend the application or the project window
  • Protege designed ontologies can be integrated into projects - Agent.GUI provides a reflective access to them. For example, in order to define start arguments for agents
  • Needed JADE-Services can be configured by using the user interfaces, this includes also extended JADE BaseService-classe that have been written individually for a project
  • With the SimulationSservice, Agent.GUI provides an efficient way for the agent/environment interaction, also in distributed applications
  • The integrated, so called "Backgrond System" enables an easy distribution of agencies over several machines in a computer network, just by a method invocation out of the running simulation
  • Agent.GUI provides open interfaces in order to allow individual static and dynamic load balancing solutions. Therfore the system load is permanentely measured, also for a distribute agent platform


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