Methodologies and Software Engineering for Agent Systems

The Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Handbook

  • Federico Bergenti
  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
  • Franco Zambonelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Concepts and Abstractions of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-5
    3. Federico Bergenti, Michael N. Huhns
      Pages 19-31
    4. Jorge J. Gómez-Sanz, Marie-Pierre Gervais, Gerhard Weiss
      Pages 33-62
  3. Methodologies for Agent-Based Systems Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Pages 65-67
    3. Luca Cernuzzi, Thomas Juan, Leon Sterling, Franco Zambonelli
      Pages 69-88
    4. Paolo Giorgini, Manuel Kolp, John Mylopoulos, Marco Pistore
      Pages 89-106
    5. Scott A. DeLoach
      Pages 107-125
    6. Arnon Sturm, Onn Shehory
      Pages 127-149
  4. Special-Purpose Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Pages 153-155
    3. Gauthier Picard, Marie-Pierre Gleizes
      Pages 157-175
    4. Giovanni Caire, Wim Coulier, Francisco Garijo, Jorge Gómez-Sanz, Juan Pavón, Paul Kearney et al.
      Pages 177-194
    5. Carles Sierra, Jordi Sabater, Jaume Agusti, Pere Garcia
      Pages 195-216
    6. Michael Winikoff, Lin Padgham
      Pages 217-234
  5. Tools and Infrastructures for Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Marc-Philippe Huget, James Odell, Bernhard Bauer
      Pages 237-257
    3. Fabio Bellifemine, Agostino Poggi
      Pages 259-272
    4. Andrea Omicini, Sascha Ossowski, Alessandro Ricci
      Pages 273-296
  6. Non Traditional Approaches to Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Pages 299-301
    3. Radhika Nagpal, Marco Mamei
      Pages 303-320
    4. Jean-Pierre Georgé, Bruce Edmonds, Pierre Glize
      Pages 321-340
    5. H. Van Dyke Parunak, Sven A. Brueckner
      Pages 341-376
    6. Martin Fredriksson, Rune Gustavsson
      Pages 377-390
  7. Emerging Trends and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Pages 393-394
    3. Zakaria Maamar, Walter Binder, Boualem Benatallah
      Pages 395-412
    4. Luc Moreau, Michael Luck, Simon Miles, Juri Papay, Keith Decker, Terry Payne
      Pages 413-430
    5. Zahia Guessoum, Massimo Cossentino, Juan Pavón
      Pages 431-450
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 451-505

About this book


As information technologies become increasingly distributed and accessible to larger number of people and as commercial and government organizations are challenged to scale their applications and services to larger market shares, while reducing costs, there is demand for software methodologies and appli- tions to provide the following features: Richer application end-to-end functionality; Reduction of human involvement in the design and deployment of the software; Flexibility of software behaviour; and Reuse and composition of existing software applications and systems in novel or adaptive ways. When designing new distributed software systems, the above broad requi- ments and their translation into implementations are typically addressed by partial complementarities and overlapping technologies and this situation gives rise to significant software engineering challenges. Some of the challenges that may arise are: determining the components that the distributed applications should contain, organizing the application components, and determining the assumptions that one needs to make in order to implement distributed scalable and flexible applications, etc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Federico Bergenti
    • 1
  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
    • 2
  • Franco Zambonelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di ParmaItaly
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (CNRS - INP - UPS)France
  3. 3.Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio EmiliaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8057-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8058-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2617
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