Keynote Speech: Agent Oriented Software Engineering: Why and How
Intelligent agents are a new paradigm for developing a wide range of software systems. Just as object oriented programming is at a higher level of abstraction than procedural programming, so agent oriented is at a higher abstraction level than object oriented. This facilitates faster and easier development of more complex systems, than is possible with a less powerful paradigm. Some research has shown that efficiency gains of more than 300 oriented approach to development.