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Agent-based Software Development : Agent-Oriented Systems - Michael Luck

Agent-based Software Development

Agent-Oriented Systems

Paperback Published: 31st January 2004
ISBN: 9781580536059
Number Of Pages: 320

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Agent technology promises to increase the flexibility and power of software systems 10 accommodate the next generation of computing, including intelligent web services, e-business, and grid computing. In recent years, agent technology has seen dramatic growth and has gained wide acceptance among industry professionals. This unique new reference offers software engineers, system developers and advanced students the most thorough and comprehensive explanation of the methods, tools, standards and techniques used to develop software using the agent-oriented approach. Addressing issues of direct relevance to specific development and task objectives, as well as to industry-wide initiatives, the book is essential for those wanting to understand more about the commercial realities of agent-based computing.

Prefacep. xi
Agent-Based Computingp. 1
Open and Dynamic Computing Environmentsp. 1
Object Technologiesp. 2
Basic Notions of Agentsp. 3
Agent Propertiesp. 5
History of Agentsp. 6
Application Opportunitiesp. 7
Ambient Intelligencep. 7
Grid Computingp. 8
Electronic Businessp. 9
Simulationp. 9
Book Overviewp. 10
Referencesp. 11
Agent Architecturesp. 13
Introductionp. 13
Reactive Agent Architecturesp. 14
Subsumption Architecturep. 15
Agent Network Architecturep. 17
Deliberative Agent Architecturesp. 18
BDI Architecturep. 18
Procedural Reasoning Systemp. 19
AgentSpeak(L)p. 21
IRMAp. 22
Hybrid Agent Architecturesp. 23
TouringMachinesp. 23
InterRRaPp. 25
Other Hybrid Architecturesp. 27
Distributed Agent Architecturesp. 28
Contract Net Protocolp. 28
Agentisp. 30
Other Approaches to Macrolevel Organizationp. 31
Other Approachesp. 32
AGENT0 and PLACAp. 32
Concurrent MeTaTeMp. 33
Discussionp. 35
Referencesp. 36
Agent Toolkitsp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Review Methodp. 40
Selection Criteriap. 40
Generic Toolkit Frameworkp. 41
Zeusp. 42
Backgroundp. 42
Agentsp. 43
Multiagent Systemsp. 44
Agent-Building Softwarep. 45
Management Servicesp. 46
Retsinap. 46
Backgroundp. 46
Agentsp. 47
Multiagent Systemsp. 48
Agent-Building Softwarep. 49
Management Servicesp. 50
Impactp. 50
Backgroundp. 50
Agentsp. 51
Multiagent Systemsp. 53
Agent-Building Softwarep. 54
Management Softwarep. 54
Jade/Leapp. 54
Backgroundp. 54
Agentsp. 55
Multiagent Systemsp. 56
Agent-Building Softwarep. 57
Management Servicesp. 57
Jackp. 58
Backgroundp. 58
Agentsp. 58
Multiagent Systemsp. 59
Agent-Building Softwarep. 60
Management Servicesp. 60
Living Marketsp. 60
Backgroundp. 60
Agentsp. 61
Multiagent Systemsp. 62
Agent-Building Softwarep. 63
Management Softwarep. 63
Other Toolkitsp. 63
Discussionp. 66
Agentsp. 66
Multiagent Systemsp. 69
Agent-Building Softwarep. 71
Management Servicesp. 71
Conclusionsp. 72
Referencesp. 72
Methodologies and Modeling Languagesp. 77
Introductionp. 77
A Classification of Existing Methodologies and Notationsp. 79
Knowledge Engineering Approachesp. 80
Agent-Oriented Approachesp. 85
Gaia and Its Extension ROADMAPp. 85
SODAp. 90
Comparisonp. 94
Methodological Extensions to Object-Oriented Approachesp. 94
Agent Modeling Techniques for Systems of BDI Agentsp. 95
MESSAGEp. 98
Troposp. 101
Prometheusp. 104
MaSEp. 107
PASSIp. 109
Comparisonp. 110
Modeling Notations Based on UML: Agent UMLp. 111
Interaction Protocolsp. 112
Social Structuresp. 114
Agent Classesp. 116
Representing Ontologies by Using UMLp. 119
UML Representation for Goals and Plansp. 121
Miscellaneous Approachesp. 123
Summary and Concluding Remarksp. 124
Analysisp. 125
Designp. 126
Conclusionsp. 126
Acknowledgmentsp. 127
Referencesp. 127
Standards for Agent Developmentp. 133
Introductionp. 133
Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents Standardsp. 134
FIPA Abstract Architecturep. 135
FIPA Agent Managementp. 136
FIPA Agent Message Transport Servicep. 138
FIPA Agent Communication Standardsp. 139
Applicationsp. 141
Java Agent Services (JAS)p. 141
Other FIPA Specificationsp. 142
FIPA Standards Indexp. 142
KQMLp. 144
Mobile Agent Standardsp. 145
OMG MASIFp. 146
FIPA Agent Mobility Standardp. 146
Agent-Enabling Standardsp. 148
KIFp. 148
The Semantic Web and Ontology Frameworksp. 149
Web Servicesp. 153
DAML-Sp. 155
Grid Computing and the Open Grid Services Architecturep. 156
Other Related Standardsp. 157
Implementations and Toolkitsp. 158
FIPA Implementationsp. 158
Mobile Agent Platformsp. 159
Other Useful Toolsp. 159
Uses of Agent Standardsp. 163
DARPA CoABS Gridp. 163
Agentcitiesp. 163
Towards Commercial Uses of the FIPA Standardsp. 164
Conclusionsp. 164
Referencesp. 165
Agent Support Technologiesp. 167
Introductionp. 167
Multitier Application Modelp. 168
Java 2 Enterprise Editionp. 171
Windows Server System and the .NET Frameworkp. 173
JXTAp. 174
JINIp. 176
Web Servicesp. 179
Message Exchangep. 180
Service Descriptionp. 180
Service Discoveryp. 181
Service Orchestrationp. 182
Use of Web Services in Agent Systemsp. 183
Conclusionsp. 184
Referencesp. 184
Agent-Based Development Resourcesp. 187
Introductionp. 187
Mailing Listsp. 187
DAI-Listp. 187
AgentLink E-Mail Updatep. 187
Software Agents Listp. 188
Eventsp. 188
Further Referencesp. 190
Textsp. 190
Agent-Based Software Engineering Collectionsp. 191
Journals and Magazinesp. 192
Web Resourcesp. 192
UMBC Agent Webp. 192
MultiAgent.comp. 193
Agents Portalp. 193
KTwebp. 193
SemanticWeb.orgp. 193
AgentLinkp. 194
Organizationsp. 194
IFMASp. 194
FIPAp. 195
AgentLinkp. 195
Agent-Based Software Developmentp. 196
About the Authorsp. 197
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9781580536059
ISBN-10: 1580536050
Series: Agent-Oriented Systems
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st January 2004
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.52