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A Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design

Michael J. Wooldridge, Nicholas R. Jennings, David Kinny
This paper presents a methodology for agent-oriented analysis and design. The methodology is general, in that it is applicable to a wide range of multi-agent systems, and comprehensive, in that it deals with both the macro-level (societal) and the micro-level (agent) aspects of systems. The methodology is founded on the view of a system as a computational organisation consisting of various interacting roles. We illustrate the methodology through a case study (an agent-based business process management system).
3rd Annual Conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS'99), pages 69-76, 1999.
Oren Etzioni, Jörg P. Müller, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (eds.), ACM, New York, NY, USA
@inproceedings{gaia-agents99,
	Address = {New York, NY, USA},
	Author = {Wooldridge, Michael J. and Jennings, Nicholas R. and Kinny, David},
	Booktitle = {3rd Annual Conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS'99)},
	Doi = {10.1145/301136.301165},
	Editor = {Etzioni, Oren and M{\"u}ller, J{\"o}rg P. and Bradshaw, Jeffrey M.},
	Isbn = {1-58113-066-X},
	Location = {Seattle, WA, USA},
	Pages = {69--76},
	Publisher = {ACM},
	Title = {A Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design},
	Url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=301165},
	Year = 1999}