The evolution of MAS tools

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During the evolution of the agent-oriented software engineering area, many tools were developed. These range from application programming interfaces (APIs) for developing agent and multi-agent applications, to platforms that provide the infrastructure for the development, testing, execution, monitoring, and maintaining agent-based applications. In early days there was a proliferation of such tools; however, nowadays, only a limited number of tools have kept on evolving and are being used. Moreover, it seems that most development of such tools occurred in the academia and only a few were devised and are being used within the industry. The challenges in developing such tools include the provisioning of a comprehensive suite to address both the development and the deployment of multi-agent systems.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationAgent-Oriented Software Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on Architectures, Methodologies, Languages, and Frameworks
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642544323
StatePublished - 17 Mar 2014


  • Multi-agent framework
  • Multi-agent infrastructure
  • Multi-agent middleware
  • Multi-agent platform

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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