Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

Reflections on Architectures, Methodologies, Languages, and Frameworks

Editors: Shehory, Onn, Sturm, Arnon (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive review of design approaches for agent-based systems
  • Covers essential implementation aspects such as communication, standards and tools and environments for developing agent-based and multi-agent systems
  • Combines research from information systems, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and software engineering
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About this book

With this book, Onn Shehory and Arnon Sturm, together with further contributors, introduce the reader to various facets of agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE). They provide a selected collection of state-of-the-art findings, which combines research from information systems, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and software engineering and covers essential development aspects of agent-based systems.

The book chapters are organized into five parts. The first part introduces the AOSE domain in general, including introduction to agents and the peculiarities of software engineering for developing MAS. The second part describes general aspects of AOSE, like architectural models, design patterns and communication. Next, part three discusses AOSE methodologies and associated research directions and elaborates on Prometheus, O-MaSE and INGENIAS. Part four then addresses agent-oriented programming languages. Finally, the fifth part presents studies related to the implementation of agents and multi-agent systems.

The book not only provides a comprehensive review of design approaches for specifying agent-based systems, but also covers implementation aspects such as communication, standards and tools and environments for developing agent-based systems. It is thus of interest to researchers, practitioners and students who are interested in exploring the agent paradigm for developing software systems.

About the authors

With this book, Onn Shehory and Arnon Sturm, together with further contributors, introduce the reader to various facets of agent-oriented soft ware engineering (AOSE). They provide a selected collection of state-of-the-art findings, which combines research from information systems, artificial intelligence, distributed systems, and soft ware engineering and covers essential development aspects of agent-based systems.

The book chapters are organized into five parts. The first part introduces the AOSE domain in general, including introduction to agents and the peculiarities of soft ware engineering for developing MAS. The second part describes general aspects of AOSE, like architectural models, design patterns, and communication. Next, part three discusses AOSE methodologies and associated research directions, and elaborates on Prometheus, O-MaSE, and INGENIAS. Part four then addresses agent-oriented programming languages. Finally, the fifth part presents studies related to the implementation of agents and multi-agent systems.

The book not only provides a comprehensive review of design approaches for specifying agent-based systems, but also covers implementation aspects such as communication, standards, and tools and environments for developing agent-based systems. It is thus of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students who are interested in exploring the agent paradigm for developing soft ware systems.

“The present volume is a state-of-the-art collection of articles on agent-oriented soft ware engineering. The articles presented herein address issues from methodologies to programming languages and development platforms. While this volume may not mark the end of the story of agent-oriented soft ware development, it does, I think, represent an important milestone in the history of the field, and will surely prompt much future research and development.”

From the Foreword by Michael Wooldridge, University of Oxford, UK

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book is a comprehensive introduction to the field, with contributors drawn from the major groups working in the domain. … the reader has an authentic opportunity for exposure to the state of the art. … the dominant audience for this book will be drawn from the community of researchers and graduate students in the field, I also commend it as a valuable read for software engineering practitioners interested in fresh perspectives on distributed systems development.” (Liz Sonenberg, Computing Reviews, September, 2014)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • A Brief Introduction to Agents

    Shehory, Onn (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Agent-Oriented Software Engineering: Revisiting the State of the Art

    Sturm, Arnon (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Application Impact of Multi-agent Systems and Technologies: A Survey

    Müller, Jörg P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-53

  • Multi-agent Systems: A Software Architecture Viewpoint

    Shehory, Onn (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Design Patterns for Multi-agent Systems: A Systematic Literature Review

    Juziuk, Joanna (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-54432-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-54431-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52279-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Architectures, Methodologies, Languages, and Frameworks
Editors
  • Onn Shehory
  • Arnon Sturm
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54432-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54432-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54431-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52279-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 331
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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