O-MaSE: A customisable approach to designing and building complex, adaptive multi-agent systems

Scott A. DeLoach, Juan Carlos Garcia-Ojeda

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Abstract

The complexity and scope of software systems continues to grow. One approach to dealing with this growing complexity is the use of intelligent, multi-agent systems. However, due in part to its relative infancy when compared to other software paradigms, the use of multi-agent systems has yet to be used extensively in industry. One reason is the lack of industrial strength methods and tools to support multi-agent development. This paper presents the organisation-based multi-agent software engineering (O-MaSE) methodology framework, which integrates a set of concrete technologies aimed at facilitating industrial acceptance. Specifically, O-MaSE is a customisable agent-oriented methodology based on consistent, well-defined concepts supported by plug-ins to an industrial strength development environment, agentTool III.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-280
Number of pages37
JournalInternational Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Agent-oriented methodology
  • Integrated development environments
  • Method engineering
  • Software analysis
  • Software design

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