Engineering multi-agent systems: State of affairs and the road ahead

Mascardi, Viviana and Weyns, Danny and Ricci, Alessandro and Benac Earle, Clara and Casals, Arthur and Challenger, Moharram and Chopra, Amit and Ciortea, Andrei and Dennis, Louise A. and Fernández Díaz, Álvaro and El Fallah-Seghrouchni, Amal and Ferrando, Angelo and Fredlund, Lars-Áke and Giunchiglia, Eleonora and Guessoum, Zahia and Günay, Akin and Hindriks, Koen and Iglesias Fernandez, Carlos Ángel and Logan, Brian and Kampik, Timotheus and Kardas, Geylani and Koeman, Vincent J. and Larsen, John Bruntse and Mayer, Simon and Méndez Ayerbe, Tasio and Nieves, Juan Carlos and Seidita, Valeria and Tezel, Baris Tekin and Varga, László Z. and Winikoff, Michael (2019). Engineering multi-agent systems: State of affairs and the road ahead. "ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes", v. 44 (n. 1); pp. 18-28. ISSN 0163-5948.


Title: Engineering multi-agent systems: State of affairs and the road ahead
  • Mascardi, Viviana
  • Weyns, Danny
  • Ricci, Alessandro
  • Benac Earle, Clara
  • Casals, Arthur
  • Challenger, Moharram
  • Chopra, Amit
  • Ciortea, Andrei
  • Dennis, Louise A.
  • Fernández Díaz, Álvaro
  • El Fallah-Seghrouchni, Amal
  • Ferrando, Angelo
  • Fredlund, Lars-Áke
  • Giunchiglia, Eleonora
  • Guessoum, Zahia
  • Günay, Akin
  • Hindriks, Koen
  • Iglesias Fernandez, Carlos Ángel
  • Logan, Brian
  • Kampik, Timotheus
  • Kardas, Geylani
  • Koeman, Vincent J.
  • Larsen, John Bruntse
  • Mayer, Simon
  • Méndez Ayerbe, Tasio
  • Nieves, Juan Carlos
  • Seidita, Valeria
  • Tezel, Baris Tekin
  • Varga, László Z.
  • Winikoff, Michael
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes
Date: January 2019
ISSN: 0163-5948
Volume: 44
Freetext Keywords: Software engineering; Agents; Multi-Agent Systems; Goal Reasoning; AI
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The continuous integration of software-intensive systems together with the ever-increasing computing power offer a breeding ground for intelligent agents and multi-agent systems (MAS) more than ever before. Over the past two decades, a wide variety of languages, models, techniques and methodologies have been proposed to engineer agents and MAS. Despite this substantial body of knowledge and expertise, the systematic engineering of large-scale and open MAS still poses many challenges. Researchers and engineers still face fundamental questions regarding theories, architectures, languages, processes, and platforms for designing, implementing, running, maintaining, and evolving MAS. This paper reports on the results of the 6th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2018, 14th-15th of July, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden), where participants discussed the issues above focusing on the state of affairs and the road ahead for researchers and engineers in this area.

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DOI: 10.1145/3310013.3322175
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Mar 2021 16:04
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 16:04
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