The Gaia Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design
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- Wooldridge, M., Jennings, N.R. & Kinny, D. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2000) 3: 285. doi:10.1023/A:1010071910869
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This article presents Gaia: a methodology for agent-oriented analysis and design. The Gaia methodology is both general, in that it is applicable to a wide range of multi-agent systems, and comprehensive, in that it deals with both the macro-level (societal) and the micro-level (agent) aspects of systems. Gaia is founded on the view of a multi-agent system as a computational organisation consisting of various interacting roles. We illustrate Gaia through a case study (an agent-based business process management system).