SSP Group Meeting
Wednesday, February 24th, 11am-12pm
Division of Informatics, 80 South Bridge, Room F13
Design Methods for Agent-based Systems
It seems that design methods for agent-based systems might be different from
those for traditional software because of the loose integration assumed in
agent architectures, but how different and what might alternative methods
look like? Could some of the formal synthesis and argumentation techniques
used by our group fit in? Let's explore this issue using for guidance
three papers produced by the Distributed AI Unit at Queen Mary and Westfield.
The papers are:
A skim of the 1st and 3rd papers should be enough for you to take part
in the debate.
- M. Wooldridge, N. R. Jennings, and D. Kinny. A Methodology for
Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design. Proc. 3rd Int Conference on
Autonomous Agents (Agents-99), Seattle WA, 1999. (to appear)
- S. Parsons, C. Sierra and N. R. Jennings. Agents that reason and
negotiate by arguing. Journal of Logic and Computation 8 (3),
- M. J. Wooldridge and N. R. Jennings. Pitfalls of Agent-Oriented
Development. Proc 2nd Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents (Agents-98),
Minneapolis USA, 385-391, 1998.