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dc.contributor.authorNowostawski, Mariuszen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBush, Geoffen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPurvis, Martinen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCranefield, Stephenen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:06:03Z
dc.date.copyright2001-03en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationNowostawski, M., Bush, G., Purvis, M., & Cranefield, S. (2001). A multi-level approach and infrastructure for agent-oriented software development (Information Science Discussion Papers Series No. 2001/06). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1006
dc.description.abstractAn architecture, and the accompanying infrastructural support, for agent-based software developement is described which supports the use of agent-oriented ideas at multiple levels of abstraction. At the lowest level are micro-agents, which are robust and efficient implementations of streamlined agents that can be used for many conventional programming tasks. Agents with more sophisticated functionality can be constructed by combining these micro-agents into more complicated agents. Consequently the system supports the consistent use of agent-based ideas throughout the software engineering process, since higher level agents may be hierarchically refined into more detailed agent implementations. We outline how micro-agents are implemented in Java and how they have been used to construct the Opal framework for the construction of more complex agents that are based on the FIPA specifications.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Science Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.subjectagentsen_NZ
dc.subjectmulti-agent systemen_NZ
dc.subjectmulti-agent platform scalabilityen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQA76 Computer softwareen_NZ
dc.titleA multi-level approach and infrastructure for agent-oriented software developmenten_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages10en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-10-26 21:06:46en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints959en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsSoftware Engineering & Collaborative Modelling Laboratoryen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
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