Agent-Oriented Software Engineering II

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering II

Author: Michael J. Wooldridge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540706571

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Since the 1980s, software agents and multi-agent systems have grown into what is now one of the most active areas of research and development activity in computing generally. One of the most important reasons for the current intensity of interest in the agent-based computing paradigm certainly is that the concept of an agent as an autonomous system, capable of interacting with other agents in order to satisfy its design objectives, is a natural one for software designers. This recognition has led to the growth of interest in agents as a new paradigm for software engineering. This book reflects the state of the art in the field by presenting 14 revised full papers accepted for the second workshop on this topic, AOSE 2001, together with five invited survey articles. The book offers topical sections on societies and organizations, protocols and interaction frameworks, UML and agent systems, agent-oriented requirements capture and specification, and analysis and design.

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering V

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering V

Author: James Odell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540242864

Category: Computers

Page: 247

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The explosive growth of application areas such as electronic commerce, ent- prise resource planning and mobile computing has profoundly and irreversibly changed our views on software systems. Nowadays, software is to be based on open architectures that continuously change and evolve to accommodate new components and meet new requirements. Software must also operate on di?- ent platforms, without recompilation, and with minimal assumptions about its operating environment and its users. Furthermore, software must be robust and ̈ autonomous, capable of serving a naive user with a minimum of overhead and interference. Agent concepts hold great promise for responding to the new realities of software systems. They o?er higher-level abstractions and mechanisms which address issues such as knowledge representation and reasoning, communication, coordination, cooperation among heterogeneous and autonomous parties, p- ception, commitments, goals, beliefs, and intentions, all of which need conceptual modelling. On the one hand, the concrete implementation of these concepts can lead to advanced functionalities, e.g., in inference-based query answering, tra- action control, adaptive work?ows, brokering and integration of disparate inf- mation sources, and automated communication processes. On the other hand, their rich representational capabilities allow more faithful and ?exible treatments of complex organizational processes, leading to more e?ective requirements an- ysis and architectural/detailed design.

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering VI

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering VI

Author: Jörg Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540340973

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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This book represents the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, AOSE 2005. The 18 revised full papers were carefully selected from 35 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on modeling tools, analysis and validation tools, multiagent systems design, implementation tools, and experiences and comparative evaluations.

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering IV

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering IV

Author: Paolo Giorgini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540208266

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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This book assesses the state of the art of agent-based approaches as a software engineering paradigm. The 15 revised full papers presented together with an invited article were carefully selected from 43 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement for the 4th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, AOSE 2003, held in Melbourne, Australia, in July during AAMAS 2003. The papers address all current issues in the field of software agents and multi-agent systems relevant for software engineering; they are organized in topical sections on - modeling agents and multi-agent systems -methodologies and tools - patterns, architectures, and reuse - roles and organizations.

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering III

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering III

Author: Fausto Giunchiglia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540007135

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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This state-of-the-art survey examines the credentials of agent-based approaches as a software engineering paradigm. The 15 revised full papers presented together with two invited articles were carefully selected from 49 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement for the Third International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, AOSE 2002, held in Bologna, Italy, during AAMAS 2002. The papers address all current issues in the field of software agents and multi-agent systems relevant for software engineering; they are organized in topical sections on - modeling, specification, and validation - patterns, architectures, and reuse - UML and agent systems - methodologies and tools - positions and perspectives

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering VII

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering VII

Author: Lin Padgham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540709459

Category: Computers

Page: 229

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, AOSE 2006, held in Hakodate, Japan, in May 2006 as part of AAMAS 2006. The 13 revised full papers are organized in topical sections on modeling and design of agent systems, modeling open agent systems, formal reasoning about designs, as well as testing, debugging and evolvability.

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering X

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering X

Author: Marie-Pierre Gleizes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642192074

Category: Computers

Page: 235

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This volume constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, AOSE 2009, held in Budapest, Hungary, in May 2009 as part of AAMAS 2009, the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from numerous initial submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers have been organized into three sections on multi-agent organizations, concrete development techniques, and - one step higher - going beyond the concrete technique and proposing a development method for designing concrete types of systems. This state-of-the-art survey is rounded off by five additional lectures addressing key areas in development: agent-oriented modelling languages, implementation of MAS, testing of MAS, software processes, and formal methods for the development of MAS. They permit analysis of the current state in the generation of specifications of MAS, the way these specifications can be implemented, how they can be validated, and what steps are necessary to do so.

Methodologies and Software Engineering for Agent Systems

Methodologies and Software Engineering for Agent Systems

Author: Federico Bergenti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402080579

Category: Computers

Page: 519

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With increasing acceptance of agent-based computing, a great deal of new research related to the identification and definition of suitable models, and techniques to support the development of complex Multiagent Systems (MAS) has emerged. This research generally identified as Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE), continually proposes new metaphors, new formal modeling approaches and techniques, and new developement methodologies and tools. The contributions in Methodology and Software Engineering for Agent Systems, written by leading international researchers, bring together these diverse research results and proposals. The book is separated into six parts, providing the reader with introductory material, concepts and techniques that already provide results for practical use, and research that is still more investigative in nature.

Formal Approaches to Agent-Based Systems

Formal Approaches to Agent-Based Systems

Author: Michael G. Hinchey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540406655

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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The idea of a FAABS workshop was first conceived in 1998 at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, while the Agent Technology Development Group in the Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch (Code 588) was developing a prototype agent community to automate satellite ground operations. While developing this system, several race conditions arose within and between agents. Due to the complexity of the agents and the communications between them, it was decided that a formal approach was needed to specify the agents and the communications between them, so that the system could be checked for additional errors. A formal model of the inter-agent communications was developed, with the expectation that this would enable us to find more errors. Success in this convinced us of the importance of using formal methods to model agent-based systems. To share our own experiences and to learn how others were approaching these issues, we decided to hold a workshop on formal methods and agent-based systems. The response was overwhelming. The result was the first FAABS workshop, which was held at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Posters, paper presentations, panels, and an invited talk by J Moore stimulated much discussion and subsequent collaboration.

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering II

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering II

Author: Michael J. Wooldridge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540432821

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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Since the 1980s, software agents and multi-agent systems have grown into what is now one of the most active areas of research and development activity in computing generally. One of the most important reasons for the current intensity of interest in the agent-based computing paradigm certainly is that the concept of an agent as an autonomous system, capable of interacting with other agents in order to satisfy its design objectives, is a natural one for software designers. This recognition has led to the growth of interest in agents as a new paradigm for software engineering. This book reflects the state of the art in the field by presenting 14 revised full papers accepted for the second workshop on this topic, AOSE 2001, together with five invited survey articles. The book offers topical sections on societies and organizations, protocols and interaction frameworks, UML and agent systems, agent-oriented requirements capture and specification, and analysis and design.