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Environment in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Methodologies

Ambra Molesini, Andrea Omicini, Mirko Viroli
The key role of environment as a first-class abstraction in the engineering of MAS (multi-agent systems) is today generally acknowledged in the MAS community. However, the support for the notion of environment in today AOSE (agent-oriented software engineering) methodologies is still either absent, weak, or incomplete at best.

In this paper we first review, classify, and compare existing AOSE methodologies according to their support for the notion of MAS environment. Then we suggest a general approach for extending existing AOSE methodologies toward full environment support.

Multiagent and Grid Systems 5(1), pages 37-57, 2009.
Danny Weyns, Andrea Omicini (eds.), IOS Press
Special Issue “Engineering Environments in Multi-Agent Systems”
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	Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Omicini, Andrea and Viroli, Mirko},
	Doi = {10.3233/MGS-2009-0118},
	Editor = {Weyns, Danny and Omicini, Andrea},
	Issn = {1574-1702},
	Issn-Online = {1875-9076},
	Journal = {Multiagent and Grid Systems},
	Note = {Special Issue ``Engineering Environments in Multi-Agent Systems''},
	Number = 1,
	Pages = {37--57},
	Publisher = {IOS Press},
	ScopusId = {2-s2.0-85006305758},
	Title = {Environment in {A}gent-{O}riented {S}oftware {E}ngineering Methodologies},
	Url = {http://content.iospress.com/articles/multiagent-and-grid-systems/mgs00118},
	Volume = 5,
	Year = 2009}