Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Timothy M. Jacobs, PhD
Multiagent systems have become increasingly important in developing complex software systems. Multiagent systems introduce collective intelligence and provide benefits such as flexibility, scalability, decentralization, and increased reliability. A software agent is a high-level software abstraction that is capable of performing given tasks in an environment without human intervention. Although multiagent systems provide a convenient and powerful way to organize complex software systems, developing such system is very complicated. To help manage this complexity this research develops a methodology and technique for analyzing, monitoring and troubleshooting multiagent systems execution. This is accomplished by visualizing a multiagent system at multiple levels of abstraction to capture the relationships and dependencies among the agents.
DTIC Accession Number
Kil, Chong, "Visual Execution Analysis for Multiagent Systems" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 4412.