Journal of Simulation

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 137–143 | Cite as

Simulation-based development and validation of multi-agent systems: AOSE and ABMS approaches



This paper briefly surveys an emerging research area: the integration of agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE) and agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS). Both AOSE and ABMS are well-established research areas in the agent-based computing domain. Specifically, this paper provides an overview of the main simulation-based methodologies for developing multi-agent systems (MASs) that describe interesting ABMS application domains where the integration of AOSE and ABMS can benefit MAS development.


agent-based modelling agent-oriented software engineering multi-agent systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DEIS, DIMES, University of CalabriaRendeItaly
  2. 2.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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