Estimating Costs for Agent Oriented Software

  • Jorge J. Gómez-Sanz
  • Juan Pavón
  • Francisco Garijo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3950)


Despite the progress in agent oriented software engineering, there is still a long way before achieving maturity. Among others, there is a lack of shared experience in evaluating the cost when developing software using the agent paradigm. This paper provides some results on this issue. It collects data from real agent based projects and gives hints for the application of existing software cost estimation models and what would be appropriate metrics for an agent based software development.


State Machine Interface Agent Mental Entity Software Cost Estimation Software Engineering Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge J. Gómez-Sanz
    • 1
  • Juan Pavón
    • 1
  • Francisco Garijo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep. Sistemas Informáticos y ProgramaciónUniversidad Complutense MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Telefónica I+DMadridSpain

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