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Open Directions in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

Franco Zambonelli, Andrea Omicini
Agent-based computing is a promising approach for developing applications in complex domains. However, despite the great deal of research in the area, a number of challenges still need to be faced to make agent-based computing a widely accepted paradigm in software engineering practice, and to turn agent-oriented software abstractions into practical tools for facing the complexity of modern application areas. In this paper, after a short introduction to the key concepts of agent-based computing and to the state of the art in the area, we try to identify a few key open research directions.
UPGRADE 04(IV), pages 11-14, August 2004, CEPIS
“A World of Agents”, Joint Monograph with Novática
	Author = {Zambonelli, Franco and Omicini, Andrea},
	Editors = {Cuesta-Morales, Pedro and Guessoum, Zahia and Gonz\'{a}lez-Moreno, Juan-Carlos AND Pav\'{o}n-Mestras, Juan},
	Issn = {1684-5285},
	Journal = {UPGRADE},
	Month = aug,
	Note = {``A World of Agents'', Joint Monograph with Nov\'{a}tica},
	Number = IV,
	Pages = {11--14},
	Pdf-Url = {http://www.upgrade-cepis.org/issues/2004/4/up5-4Zambonelli.pdf},
	Publisher = {CEPIS},
	Title = {Open Directions in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering},
	Url = {http://www.cepis.org/upgrade/index.jsp?p=2143&n=2174},
	Url-Pdf = {http://www.cepis.org/upgrade/files/full-2004-IV.pdf},
	Volume = {04},
	Year = 2004}