Methodologies for Designing Agent Societies

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Giacomo Cabri, Letizia Leonardi, Mariachiara Puviani
Markus Aleksy, Leonard Barolli, Makoto Takizawa (eds.)
2nd Workshop on Engineering Complex Distributed Systems (ECDS 2008)
IEEE Computer Society, Barcelona, Spain
March 2008

Today’s complex systems can be addressed by exploiting software agents, and in particular sets of interacting agents. Agent societies represent a powerful means to design organization-oriented agent-based systems, in particular those where agents belonging to different users meet and interact. To effectively exploit them, developers must be supported by appropriate methodologies. In this paper we present a survey of agent-based methodologies, evaluated under some criteria that, in our opinion, are useful for developing societies. Our aim is to help developers in understanding the society-related features and choosing the most appropriate to their needs.

funding project
wrenchMEnSA — Methodologies for the Engineering of complex Software systems: Agent-based approach  (01/03/2007–28/02/2009)