The Gaia Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design


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

Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 3(3), pp. 285312

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

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