Model Checking of Multi Agent System Architectures Using BigMC
Ahmed Taki Eddine Dib, Zaidi Sahnoun
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1717–1722 (2015)
Abstract. Formal methods offer a great potential for early integration of verification in the design process. These are based on theories and mathematical notations that allow the formal specification of a program and check its implementation. They offer a global vision and a high-level structure and system organization. In addition, the software architecture plays a key role as a pivot point between the requirements of a system and its implementation. In this paper, we present a formal approach based on Bigraphical Reactive Systems for specifying and verifying the main features of the Multi Agent Systems (MAS) architectures based on the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) agent model. The proposed approach supports both the static and dynamic aspects of BDI-MAS architectures at different levels of abstraction. Further, we use automatic proof tool BigMc to analyze the specifications and verify system properties.