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Developing Flexible Software Using Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Sept.-Oct. 2008 (vol. 25 no. 5)
pp. 12-15
Hisham Mubarak, Universität Stuttgart
Software agents are associated with modern industrial software. In various application fields such as e-business, telecommunications, logistics, and industrial automation, software based on agents seems to make the challenges in modern applications easier to overcome. However, it's often unclear what a software agent is and why problems can be better solved with it. Is it concerning a technology, an architecture, or a programming concept? This article presents a general introduction to software agent concepts from the software engineer's perspective, explaining the theoretical basis and clarifying to which type of problem software agents might represent a reasonable approach.
Index Terms:
agent-oriented software engineering, agent platforms
Citation:
Hisham Mubarak, "Developing Flexible Software Using Agent-Oriented Software Engineering," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 12-15, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.135
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