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Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems V

Research Issues and Practical Applications

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Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 4408)

Part of the book sub series: Programming and Software Engineering (LNPSE)

Conference series link(s): SELMAS: International Workshop on Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-agent Systems

Conference proceedings info: SELMAS 2006.

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Table of contents (12 papers)

  1. Front Matter

  2. Fault Tolerance

    1. On Fault Tolerance in Law-Governed Multi-agent Systems

      • Maíra A. de C. Gatti, Gustavo R. de Carvalho, Rodrigo B. de Paes, Carlos J. P. de Lucena, Jean-Pierre Briot
      Pages 1-20
    2. On Developing Open Mobile Fault Tolerant Agent Systems

      • Budi Arief, Alexei Iliasov, Alexander Romanovsky
      Pages 21-40
  3. Exception Handling and Diagnosis

    1. Challenges for Exception Handling in Multi-Agent Systems

      • Eric Platon, Nicolas Sabouret, Shinichi Honiden
      Pages 41-56
    2. Exception Handling in Context-Aware Agent Systems: A Case Study

      • Nelio Cacho, Karla Damasceno, Alessandro Garcia, Alexander Romanovsky, Carlos Lucena
      Pages 57-76
    3. Exception Diagnosis Architecture for Open Multi-Agent Systems

      • Nazaraf Shah, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin
      Pages 77-98
  4. Security and Trust

    1. SMASH: Modular Security for Mobile Agents

      • Adam Pridgen, Christine Julien
      Pages 99-116
    2. Reasoning About Willingness in Networks of Agents

      • S. Dehousse, S. Faulkner, H. Mouratidis, M. Kolp, P. Giorgini
      Pages 117-131
  5. Verification and Validation

    1. Towards Compliance of Agents in Open Multi-agent Systems

      • Jorge Gonzalez-Palacios, Michael Luck
      Pages 132-147
    2. Towards an Ontological Account of Agent-Oriented Goals

      • Renata S. S. Guizzardi, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Anna Perini, John Mylopoulos
      Pages 148-164
  6. Early Development Phases and Software Reuse

    1. Improving Multi-Agent Architectural Design

      • Carla Silva, Jaelson Castro, Patrícia Tedesco, João Araújo, Ana Moreira, John Mylopoulos
      Pages 165-184
    2. Objects as Actors Assuming Roles in the Environment

      • Tetsuo Tamai, Naoyasu Ubayashi, Ryoichi Ichiyama
      Pages 185-203
    3. A Framework for Situated Multiagent Systems

      • Danny Weyns, Tom Holvoet
      Pages 204-231
  7. Back Matter

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    Research Issues and Practical Applications

About this book

Software is present in every aspect of our lives, pushing us inevitably towards a world of distributed computing systems. Agent concepts hold great promise for responding to the new realities of large-scale distributed systems. Multi-agent systems (MASs) and their underlying theories provide a more natural support for ensuring important agent properties, such as autonomy, environment heterogeneity, organization and openness. Nevertheless, a software agent is an inherently more complex abstraction, posing new challenges to software engineering. Without adequate development te- niques and methods, MASs will not be sufficiently dependable, thus making their wide adoption by the industry more difficult. The dependability of a computing system is its ability to deliver a service that can be justifiably trusted. It is a singular time for dependable distributed systems, since the traditional models we use to express the relationships between a computational process and its environment are changing from the standard deterministic types into ones that are more distributed and dynamic. This served as a guiding principle for planning the Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems (SELMAS 2006) workshop, starting with selecting the theme, “building dependable multi-agent systems.” It acknowledges our belief in the increasingly vital role dependability plays as an essential element of MAS development.

Keywords

  • Software Engineering
  • agent architectures
  • agent-based software engineering
  • agent-based workflow services
  • agent-oriented modeling
  • agent-oriented software engineering
  • ambient intelligence
  • architectural design
  • availability
  • context­awareness
  • design
  • multi-agent system
  • proving
  • validation
  • verification

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Softcover Book
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