Agent-Oriented Methodologies

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Henderson-Sellers, Brian
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Apr 30, 2005 - Education - 428 pages

Agent-Oriented Methodologies presents, analyzes and compares the most significant methodological approaches currently available for the creation of agent-oriented software systems. The chapters of this book each address the details of one specific agent-oriented methodology, written by the original methodology creators. They highlight the methodology details and also the strengths and motivation. Each chapter also notes any purposeful omissions and weaknesses and each ends with a small case study to exemplify the application of the methodological approach.

Agent-Oriented Methodologies offers the use of a method engineering approach based on the OPEN Process Framework (OPF) to bring together these potentially disparate methodological approaches to sustain the methodology developers and researchers use in creating a more holistic approach that will be suitable for adoption by industry software developers.


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A RequirementsDriven Methodology for AgentOriented Software
Chapter III The AgentOriented Methodology MASCommonKADS
Chapter IV From Requirements to Code with the PASSI Methodology
A Practical AgentOriented Methodology
The Gaia Methodology
The ADELFE Methodology
Chapter VIII The MESSAGE Methodology for AgentOriented Analysis and Design
Chapter IX The INGENIAS Methodology and Tools
Chapter X Towards Radical AgentOriented Software Engineering Processes Based on AOR Modelling
An Overview and Case Study
Chapter XII Comparison of Ten AgentOriented Methodologies
Using Method Engineering and the OPEN Metamodel
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Page 387 - Wooldridge, M., Jennings, NR, & Kinny, D. (2000). The Gaia methodology for agent-oriented analysis and design. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 3(3), 285-312.
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Brian Henderson-Sellers is Director of the Centre for Object Technology Applications and Research and Professor of Information Systems at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He holds degrees from the University of London (BSc and DSc), Reading University (MSc) and the University of Leicester (PhD). He has published well over 500 technical articles including 24 books.

Paolo Giorgini is a researcher at the University of Trento, Italy. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Institute of the University of Ancona, Italy, in 1998. He joined the Mechanized Reasoning Group (MRG) at University of Trento in 1989 as pos-doc researcher. He was a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of University of Toronto, Canada, in 1998 and also held a visiting professorship at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He has worked on the development of requirements and design languages for agent-based systems, and the application of knowledge representation techniques to software repositories and software development. He is one of the founders of Tropos, an agent-based oriented software engineering methodology. His publication list includes more than 100 refereed journal and conference proceedings papers, along with five edited books.

Dr. Giorgini has contributed to the organization of international conferences such as the University of East London as chair and program committee member. He is the co-editor in chief of the International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE). [Editor]

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