Agent-Based Software Development

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This unique new reference offers you the most thorough and comprehensive explanation of the methods, tools, standards and techniques used to develop software using the agent-oriented approach. Meeting a long unmet need to support the agent-software development community with education on concepts underlying agents, and what is necessary for commercial development and deployment, the book enables you to understand the issues in developing agent-based software, knowledgeably select tools and techniques to aid in ...

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Overview

This unique new reference offers you the most thorough and comprehensive explanation of the methods, tools, standards and techniques used to develop software using the agent-oriented approach. Meeting a long unmet need to support the agent-software development community with education on concepts underlying agents, and what is necessary for commercial development and deployment, the book enables you to understand the issues in developing agent-based software, knowledgeably select tools and techniques to aid in the development of agent systems, and become familiar with important methodologies that can be used to build different types of agent systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580536059
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Series: Artech House Computing Library
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Luck is a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton and Director of AgentLink, the European Commission's Network of Excellence for Agent-Based Computing. He holds both a Ph.D. and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University College London, University of London, and has published extensively. Ronald Ashri is a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Southampton where he is investigating infrastructure support for agent-based systems, and has worked with BTexact Labs, examining mobile agent technologies. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Warwick University, and has published extensively. Mark d'Inverno is a professor at the University of Westminster and director of its Center for Agent Technology. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University College London, University of London, an M.Sc. in Computation from the Programming Research Group, Oxford University, an M.A. in Mathematics from St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, and has published extensively.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Agents. Agent Architectures. Agent Methodologies. Agent Toolkits. Agent Standards. Related Technologies.

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