Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems V: Research Issues and Practical Applications by Ricardo ChorenSoftware Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems V: Research Issues and Practical Applications by Ricardo Choren

Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems V: Research Issues and Practical Applications

byRicardo ChorenEditorAlessandro Garcia, Carlos Lucena

Paperback | July 27, 2007

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Software is present in every aspect of our lives, pushing us inevitably towards a world of distributed computing systems. Agent concepts hold great promise for responding to the new realities of large-scale distributed systems. Multi-agent systems (MASs) and their underlying theories provide a more natural support for ensuring important agent properties, such as autonomy, environment heterogeneity, organization and openness. Nevertheless, a software agent is an inherently more complex abstraction, posing new challenges to software engineering. Without adequate development te- niques and methods, MASs will not be sufficiently dependable, thus making their wide adoption by the industry more difficult. The dependability of a computing system is its ability to deliver a service that can be justifiably trusted. It is a singular time for dependable distributed systems, since the traditional models we use to express the relationships between a computational process and its environment are changing from the standard deterministic types into ones that are more distributed and dynamic. This served as a guiding principle for planning the Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems (SELMAS 2006) workshop, starting with selecting the theme, "building dependable multi-agent systems." It acknowledges our belief in the increasingly vital role dependability plays as an essential element of MAS development.
Title:Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems V: Research Issues and Practical ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pagesPublished:July 27, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:354073130X

ISBN - 13:9783540731306

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Table of Contents

Fault Tolerance.- On Fault Tolerance in Law-Governed Multi-agent Systems.- On Developing Open Mobile Fault Tolerant Agent Systems.- Exception Handling and Diagnosis.- Challenges for Exception Handling in Multi-Agent Systems.- Exception Handling in Context-Aware Agent Systems: A Case Study.- Exception Diagnosis Architecture for Open Multi-Agent Systems.- Security and Trust.- SMASH: Modular Security for Mobile Agents.- Reasoning About Willingness in Networks of Agents.- Verification and Validation.- Towards Compliance of Agents in Open Multi-agent Systems.- Towards an Ontological Account of Agent-Oriented Goals.- Early Development Phases and Software Reuse.- Improving Multi-Agent Architectural Design.- Objects as Actors Assuming Roles in the Environment.- A Framework for Situated Multiagent Systems.