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dc.contributor.authorBush, Geoffen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCranefield, Stephenen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPurvis, Martinen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:06Z
dc.date.copyright2001-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBush, G., Cranefield, S., & Purvis, M. (2001). The Styx agent methodology (Information Science Discussion Papers Series No. 2001/02). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/831en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/831
dc.description.abstractAgent-oriented software engineering is a promising new approach to software engineering that uses the notion of an agent as the primary entity of abstraction. The development of methodologies for agent-oriented software engineering is an area that is currently receiving much attention, there have been several agent-oriented methodologies proposed recently and survey papers are starting to appear. However the authors feel that there is still much work necessary in this area; current methodologies can be improved upon. This paper presents a new methodology, the Styx Agent Methodology, which guides the development of collaborative agent systems from the analysis phase through to system implementation and maintenance. A distinguishing feature of Styx is that it covers a wider range of software development life-cycle activities than do other recently proposed agent-oriented methodologies. The key areas covered by this methodology are the specification of communication concepts, inter-agent communication and each agent's behaviour activation---but it does not address the development of application-specific parts of a system. It will be supported by a software tool which is currently in development.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Science Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.subjectagent-based software engineeringen_NZ
dc.subjectmethodologies for agent-oriented software developmenten_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQA76 Computer softwareen_NZ
dc.titleThe Styx agent methodologyen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages11en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-10-26 21:23:37en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints953en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsSoftware Engineering & Collaborative Modelling Laboratoryen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
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