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Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2008 vol. 25)
ISSN: 0740-7459
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.
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.
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