Authors: Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz, Ruben Fuentes
Addresses: Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain. ' Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Abstract: This paper proposes an agent oriented approach to design web applications. Contrary to other research work, this paper considers agents only at the conceptual level because they are convenient abstractions. In the implementation, agents are substituted by more adequate computational entities like Enterprise Java Beans or servlets. The translation from the conceptual level to the implementation is based on the relevance of interactions in both web-applications and Multi-Agent Systems. Throughout the paper, we show the current situation in Multi-Agent systems and what elements are required in a Multi-Agent System implementation.
Keywords: agents; agent oriented software engineering; servlets; development; automated code generation; multi-agent systems; agent-based systems; web applications design.
International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.471 - 483
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