JADE alone does not endow agents with specific capabilities beyond those needed for communication and interaction. However, the behavior abstraction of our agent model allows simple integration of external software into one of the agent tasks. The provided library includes a behavior that allows the usage of JESS as the agent-reasoning engine. An implementation practice that we have found useful is the usage of JESS to control the activation and deactivation of the JADE Behaviors by implementing, as a consequence, a mixed reactive-deliberative agent architecture (where JESS plays the deliberative role and the JADE behaviors play the reactive role).
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