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The Gaia Methodology

Luca Cernuzzi, Thomas Juan, Leon Sterlin, Franco Zambonelli
Gaia (Wooldridge et al., 2000b) was the first complete methodology proposed for the analysis and design of MAS. However, the original version of Gaia suffered from the limitations of being suitable for the analysis and design of closed MAS and of adopting non-standard notation techniques. Several extensions to the basic Gaia methodology have been recently proposed to overcome these limitations. In this chapter, we summarize the key characteristics of the original Gaia methodology and present three extensions that have been proposed to improve Gaia and make it more suitable for the development of open MAS in complex environments.
Methodologies and Software Engineering for Agent Systems: The Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Handbook, Ch. 4, Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organization 11, pages 69-88, June 2004.
Federico Bergenti, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Franco Zambonelli (eds.), Springer
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	Author = {Cernuzzi, Luca and Juan, Thomas and Sterling, Leon and Zambonelli, Franco},
	Booktitle = {Methodologies and Software Engineering for Agent Systems: The Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Handbook},
	Chapter = 4,
	Doi = {10.1007/1-4020-8058-1_6},
	Editor = {Bergenti, Federico and Gleizes, Marie-Pierre and Zambonelli, Franco},
	Isbn = {978-1-4020-8057-9},
	Pages = {69--88},
	Publisher = {Kluwer Academic Publishers},
	Series = {Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organization},
	Title = {The {G}aia Methodology},
	Url = {http://www.springerlink.com/content/h0m8j4902w71224w/},
	Volume = 11,
	Year = 2004}