Iterative Software Engineering for Multiagent Systems [electronic resource] :The MASSIVE Method /
Contributor(s): Lind, Jürgen [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 1994Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001.Description: XVIII, 290 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540451624.Subject(s): Computer science | Computer communication systems | Software engineering | Computer programming | Artificial intelligence | Computer Science | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Software Engineering | Computer Communication Networks | Programming TechniquesOnline resources: Click here to access online
Agents, Multiagent Systems and Software Engineering -- Basic Concepts in Software Engineering -- The Conceptual Framework of Massive -- Massive Views -- Further Case Studies -- Conclusion -- Toolkits for Agent-Based Applications -- Basic Problem Solving Capabilities of TCS Agents -- Protoz Specification of the Contract-Net Protocol.
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.