The Gaia Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design

Michael J. Wooldridge, Nicholas R. Jennings, David Kinny

This article presents Gaia: a methodology for agent-oriented analysis and design. The Gaia methodology is both general, in that it is applicable to a wide range of multi-agent systems, and comprehensive, in that it deals with both the macro-level (societal) and the micro-level (agent) aspects of systems. Gaia is founded on the view of a multi-agent system as a computational organisation consisting of various interacting roles. We illustrate Gaia through a case study (an agent-based business process management system).

(keywords) agent-oriented, software engineering, methodologies, analysis and design
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 3(3), pages 285312, 2000, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Author = {Wooldridge, Michael J. and Jennings, Nicholas R. and Kinny, David},
Doi = {10.1023/A:1010071910869},
Issn = {1387-2532},
Issn-Online = {1573-7454},
Journal = {Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems},
Number = 3,
Pages = {285--312},
Publisher = {Kluwer Academic Publishers},
Title = {The {G}aia Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design},
Volume = 3,
Year = 2000}

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