Panel: Methodologies for multi-agent systems
What can we learn from existing software and knowledge engineering methodologies, such as object-oriented approaches? How can they be adapted and extended to apply to agent-based systems?
How should MAS design and specification methodologies address the proliferation of MAS architectures and application environments? Is there any prospect of generic approaches? How important are efforts to standardize various aspects of MAS technology?
What techniques and tools are needed to support agent-oriented design and development?
What approaches, formal and practical, will allow us to verify and diagnose large-scale MAS applications? What can we learn from related domains, such as real-time and distributed systems?