A framework for evaluating agent-oriented methodologies

Arnon Sturm, Onn Shehory

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Multiple agent-oriented methodologies has been introduced in recent years, although only partial evaluations of these have been offered. As a result, it is difficult to select a methodology for a specific project. Additionally, there are no means for determining what the advantages and drawbacks of each methodology are. To resolve these problems, we devise a framework for evaluating and comparing agent-oriented methodologies. This framework focuses on four major aspects of a methodology: concepts and properties, notations and modelling techniques, process and pragmatics. We demonstrate the usage of the suggested framework by evaluating the GAIA methodology. This evaluation identifies the strengths and the weaknesses of GAIA, thus exemplifying the capabilities of our framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent-Oriented Information Systems - 5th International Bi-Conference Workshop, AOIS 2003, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsPaolo Giorgini, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Michael Winikoff
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540221271, 9783540221272
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems, AOIS 2003 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 13 Oct 200313 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems, AOIS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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