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%T Agents for Concurrent Programming
%A Enrique Gonzalez, Cesar Bustacara, Jamir Avila
%E Jan F. Broenink, Gerald H. Hilderink
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2003
%X This paper aims to demonstrate that concepts from
   Distributed Artificial Intelligence are very useful to
   design concurrent systems. The BESA framework and the AOPOA
   methodology are introduced as tools to achieve this goal.
   The Behavior\-oriented, Event\-driven and Social\-based
   Agent (BESA) framework combines the concepts of MultiAgent
   Systems with the design of concurrent systems: an agent can
   be constructed as a set of behaviors; the notion of
   behaviors can be directly applied to concurrent systems
   design using the Agent Oriented Programming paradigm. The
   internal architecture of a BESA agent integrates two
   important features: a modular composition of behaviors and
   an event dispatcher based in a select like mechanism. The
   Agent Oriented Programming based in an Organizational
   Approach (AOPOA) methodology provides a systematic procedure
   to build complex system based in three concepts: a
   hierarchical recursive decomposition of the system, a
   goal\-oriented role identification, and an evolution of the
   cooperation relationships linking the system components.

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