Title: Future directions for agent-based software engineering
Author: Michael Winikoff
Address: RMIT University, Australia; University of Otago, New Zealand
Abstract: We briefly review the current state of play in the area of agent-based software engineering, and then consider, 'what next?' We discuss a range of marketing activities that will together help in making people from other communities aware of work in this area. We then outline a number of research topics that are seen as vital to the future of the field. Although (as always) more research is needed, recent progress in both research and industrial adoption has been most encouraging, and the future of agent-based software engineering looks bright.
Keywords: multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; agent-oriented software engineering; position statement; future directions; goals; integrating approaches; verification; validation; marketing; research.
Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2009 Vol.3, No.4, pp.402 - 410
Available online: 19 May 2009