Pitfalls of agent-oriented development

Michael Wooldridge, Nicholas R. Jennings
1998 Proceedings of the second international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '98  
While the theoretical and experimental foundations of agent-based systems are becoming increasingly well understood, comparatively little effort has been devoted to understanding the pragmatics of (multi-)agent systems development -the everyday reality of carrying out an agent-based development project. As a result, agent system developers are needlessly repeating the same mistakes, with the result that, at best, resources are wasted -at worst, projects fail. This paper identifies the main
more » ... lls that await the agent system developer, and where possible, makes tentative recommendations for how these pitfalls can be avoided or rectified.
doi:10.1145/280765.280867 dblp:conf/agents/WooldridgeJ98 fatcat:wvsvmonxdffwdpphghyp5ceriq