TitleAn integrated developing environment for electronic institutions
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsArcos JLluis, Esteva M, Noriega P, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Sierra C
EditorUnland R., Klusch M., Calisti M.
Book TitleSoftware Agent based Applications. Platforms and Development Kits
Pagination121 - 142
PublisherBirkhäuser Publisher
Abstract

There is an increasing need of methodologies and software tools that ease the development of applications where distributed heterogeneous entities can participate. Multi-agent systems, and electronic institutions in particular, can play a main role on the development of this type of systems. Electronic institutions define the rules of the game in agent societies, by fixing what agents are permitted and forbidden to do and under what circumstances. The goal of this paper is to introduce an integrated development environment that supports the engineering of electronic institutions.