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SODA: Societies and Infrastructures in the Analysis and Design of Agent-based Systems

Andrea Omicini
The notion of society should play a central role in agent-oriented software engineering as a first-class abstraction around which complex systems can be designed and built as multi-agent systems. We argue that an effective agent-oriented methodology should account for inter-agent aspects by providing engineers with specific abstractions and tools for the analysis and design of agent societies and agent environments.

In this paper, we outline the SODA agent-oriented methodology for the analysis and design of Internet-based systems. Based on the core notion of task, SODA promotes the separation of individual and social issues, and focuses on the social aspects of agent-oriented software engineering. In particular, SODA allow the agent environment to be explicitly modelled and mapped onto suitably-defined agent infrastructures.
1st International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, pages 84-93, 10 June 2000.
Paolo Ciancarini, Michael J. Wooldridge (eds.)
Draft proceedings
@inproceedings{soda-aose00,
	Address = {ICSE 2000, Limerick, Ireland},
	Author = {Omicini, Andrea},
	Booktitle = {1st International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering},
	Editor = {Ciancarini, Paolo and Wooldridge, Michael J.},
	Month = {10~} # jun,
	Note = {Draft proceedings},
	Pages = {84--93},
	Title = {{{\sf SODA}}: Societies and Infrastructures in the Analysis and Design of Agent-based Systems},
	Year = 2000}