Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scott A. DeLoach, PhD
This thesis defines a methodology for the creation of multiagent systems, the Multiagent Systems Engineering (MaSE) methodology. The methodology is a key issue in the development of any complex system and there is currently no standard or widely used methodology in the realm of multiagent systems. MaSE covers the entire software lifecycle, starting from an initial prose specification, and creating a set of formal design documents in a graphical style based on a formal syntax. The final product of MaSE is a diagram describing the deployment of a system of intelligent agents that communicate through structured conversations. MaSE was created with the mention of being supported by an automated design tool. The tool built to support MaSE, agent Tool, is a multiagent system development tool for designing and synthesizing complex multiagent systems.
DTIC Accession Number
Wood, Mark F., "Multiagent Systems Engineering: A Methodology for Analysis and Design of Multiagent Systems" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 4880.