Quality Assurance of Agent-Based and Self-Managed Systems

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CRC Press, Aug 26, 2009 - Computers - 176 pages
The challenges in implementing intelligent and autonomous software systems remain the development of self-adapting systems, self-healing applications, corporate global creation, and collaborated robotic teams. With software agent technology widely recognized as a key approach in implementing such global infrastructure, the importance of the role of
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Software Agent Technology
1
Chapter 2 Software Quality Assurance
37
Chapter 3 Agent Quality Measurement and Evaluation
65
Chapter 4 Quality Measurement of Agent Systems
93
Chapter 5 QualityBased Development of Agent Systems
113
Chapter 6 Conclusions and Future Directions
139
Author Index
149
Subject Index
151
Back cover
155
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Reiner R. Dumke is currently working at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany, as a professor with software engineering as research field. He is one of the founders of the Software Measurement Laboratory (SML@b) of the computer science department at the University of Magdeburg and co-editor of the Measurement News Journal.

Steffen Mencke holds a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (2005) and a Ph.D. degree from the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany. The German state of Saxony-Anhalt awarded him a scholarship to work on his Ph.D. thesis about "Proactive Ontology-Based Content Provision in the Context of e-Learning", which he successfully defended in 2008. His research interest covers the Semantic Web, Agent Technology, e-Learning and Software Engineering.

Cornelius Wille teaches in software engineering as a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Germany.

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