Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems

Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems

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Nowadays, engineering large-scale software systems means dealing with complex systems composed of pervasive software components that move around and adapt to nondeterministic and open environments, like the Internet, in order to achieve systems design goals through the coordination of autonomously distributed services. The agent metaphor, in particular software agents and multi-agent systems (MAS), constitutes a promising approach for covering most of the software development life cycle, from conceptual modeling and requirements specification to architectural definition, design, and implementation. This book presents 17 carefully reviewed papers arranged in order to provide a coherent survey of how to exploit agent properties and MAS issues in today's software systems. The book offers the following topical sections: - software engineering foundations - requirements engineering and software architecture - coordination and mobility - reuse -dependability -empirical studies and applicationsEngineering. Mobility. in. Large. Multi. Agent. Systems: A. Case. Study. in. Urban. Traffic. Management. Marco Mamei and Michael Mahan ... it 2Nokia Research Center Agent Technology Group 5, Wayside Road, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA michael ... Introduction. Computer science is in deep trouble, structured design is a failure and systems, as currently engineered, are brittle and fragile.

Title:Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems
Author:Alessandro Garcia
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-04-15


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