Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2008 vol. 25)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2008.135
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.
agent-oriented software engineering, agent platforms
H. Mubarak, "Developing Flexible Software Using Agent-Oriented Software Engineering," in IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. , pp. 12-15, 2008.