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Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems II

Research Issues and Practical Applications

Editors: Lucena, C., Garcia, A., Romanovsky, A., Castro, J., Alencar, P.S.C. (Eds.)

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Advances in networking technology have revitalized the investigation of agent technologyasapromisingparadigmforengineeringcomplexdistributedsoftware systems. Agent technology has been applied to a wide range of application - mains, including e-commerce, human-computer interfaces, telecommunications, and software assistants. Multi-agent systems (MASs) and their underlying t- ories provide a more natural support for ensuring important properties such as autonomy, mobility, environment heterogeneity, organization, openness, and intelligence. As a consequence, agent-based systems are likely to provide new - proaches to dealing with the complexity of developing and maintaining modern software. However, developing robust large-scale agent-based systems will - quire new software engineering approaches. There are currently many methods and techniques for working with individual agents or with systems built using only a few agents. Unfortunately, agent-based software engineering is still in its infancy and existing software engineering approaches are unable to cope with large MASs. The complexity associated with a large MAS is considerable. When a huge number of agents interact over heterogeneous environments, various phenomena occur which are not as easy to capture as when only a few agents are working together. As the multiple software agents are highly collaborative and operate in networked environments, they have to be context-aware and deal with - vironment uncertainty. This makes their coordination and management more di?cult and increases the likelihood of exceptional situations, such as security holes, privacy violations, and unexpected global e?ects. Moreover, as users and softwareengineersdelegatemoreautonomytotheirMASs,andputmoretrustin their results, new concerns arise in real-life applications.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Agent at the Center of the Requirements Engineering Process

    Bresciani, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • Lexicon Based Ontology Construction

    Breitman, Karin Koogan (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

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  • Multi-agent Systems and Security Requirements Analysis

    Bresciani, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

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  • Separation of Concerns in Multi-agent Systems: An Empirical Study

    Garcia, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

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  • Architecting the Design of Multi-agent Organizations with Proto-frameworks

    Díaz Pace, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 73-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems II
Book Subtitle
Research Issues and Practical Applications
Editors
  • Carlos Lucena
  • Alessandro Garcia
  • Alexander Romanovsky
  • Jaelson Castro
  • Paulo S.C. Alencar
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
2940
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-24625-1
DOI
10.1007/b96018
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-21182-2
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 284
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