Issue No. 01 - January/February (2010 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2010.18
Danny Weyns , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Michael Georgeff , Monash University
Modern distributed software systems involve dynamic operating conditions that pose engineering challenges to traditional offline design. Multiagent systems engineering can solve some of these problems by offering self-adaptive features such as loose coupling, context sensitivity, and robustness to failure. The authors describe the tradeoffs in multiagent systems and lessons learned in their implementation but propose them as a critical advantage as distributed systems continue to evolve.
software engineering, multiagent systems
M. Georgeff and D. Weyns, "Self-Adaptation Using Multiagent Systems," in IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. , pp. 86-91, 2010.