The papers selected for this volume present advances in software engineering approaches to develop dependable high-quality multi-...
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The papers selected for this volume present advances in software engineering approaches to develop dependable high-quality multi-agent systems. These papers describe experiences and techniques associated with large multi-agent systems in a wide variety of problem domains. They cover fault tolerance, exception handling and diagnosis, security and trust, verification and validation, as well as early development phases and software reuse. Contenu Fault Tolerance.- On Fault Tolerance in Law-Governed Multi-agent Systems.- On Developing Open Mobile Fault Tolerant Agent Systems.- Exception Handling and Diagnosis.- Challenges for Exception Handling in Multi-Agent Systems.- Exception Handling in Context-Aware Agent Systems: A Case Study.- Exception Diagnosis Architecture for Open Multi-Agent Systems.- Security and Trust.- SMASH: Modular Security for Mobile Agents.- Reasoning About Willingness in Networks of Agents.- Verification and Validation.- Towards Compliance of Agents in Open Multi-agent Systems.- Towards an Ontological Account of Agent-Oriented Goals.- Early Development Phases and Software Reuse.- Improving Multi-Agent Architectural Design.- Objects as Actors Assuming Roles in the Environment.- A Framework for Situated Multiagent Systems.