Multiagent Systems Engineering
Scott A. DeLoach, Mark F. Wood, and Clint H. Sparkman
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering.
Vol. 11, No. 3 (2001) 231-258.
This paper describes the Multiagent Systems Engineering (MaSE) methodology.
MaSE is a general purpose, methodology for developing heterogeneous multiagent
systems. MaSE uses a number of graphically based models to describe system
goals, behaviors, agent types, and agent communication interfaces. MaSE also
provides a way to specify architecture-independent detailed definition of the
internal agent design. An example of applying the MaSE methodology is also
Keywords: Multiagent systems; software engineering; methodologies; analysis;