ReSpecTX: Programming Interaction Made Easy

Giovanni Ciatto1, Stefano Mariani2 and Andrea Omicini1

  1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI)
    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM — Università di Bologna, Italy
  2. Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI)
    Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy


In this paper we present the ReSpecTX language, toolchain, and standard library as a first step of a path aimed at closing the gap between coordination languages – mostly a prerogative of the academic realm until now – and their industrial counterparts. Since the limited adoption of coordination languages within the industrial realm is also due to the lack of suitable toolchains and libraries of reusable mechanisms, ReSpecTX equips a core coordination language (ReSpecT) with tools and features commonly found in mainstream programming languages. In particular, ReSpecTX makes it possible to provide a reference library of reusable and composable interaction patterns.

Key words

coordination, multi-agent systems, Eclipse IDE, TuCSoN, ReSpecTX

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Volume 15, Issue 3 (October 2018)
Year of Publication: 2018
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Ciatto, G., Mariani, S., Omicini, A.: ReSpecTX: Programming Interaction Made Easy. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 15, No. 3, 655–682. (2018),