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Iterative Software Engineering for Multiagent Systems

The MASSIVE Method

  • Jürgen Lind

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1994)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1994)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

The agent metaphor and the agent-based approach to systems design constitute a promising new paradigm for building complex distributed systems. However, until now, the majority of the agent-based applications available have been built by researchers who specialize in agent-based computing and distributed artificial intelligence. If agent-based computing is to become anything more than a niche technology practiced by the few, then the base of people who can successfully apply the approach needs to be broadened dramatically. A major step in this broadening endeavor is the development of methodologies for agent-oriented software engineering accessible to and attractive for professional software engineers in their daily work. Against this background, this book presents one of the first coherent attempts to develop such a methodology for a broad class of agent-based systems. The author provides a clear introduction to the key issues in the field of agent-oriented software engineering.

Keywords

Software Engineering agent-oriented software engineering agents artificial intelligence design distributed systems intelligence problem solving

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Lind
    • 1
  1. 1.iteratec GmbHUnterhachingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45162-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42166-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45162-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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