Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Thursday 18 October 2001, 6.00pm

Sun Microsystems, Regis House, 45 King William Street, LONDON EC4R 9AN. The nearest underground stations are Bank, Cannon Street and Monument.

Professor Nicholas R. Jennings
Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton

Multi-agent system technology represents an exciting new means of analysing, designing and building complex software. It has the potential to significantly improve current practice in software engineering and to extend the range of applications that can feasibly be tackled.

Yet, to date, there has been no systematic analysis of what makes agents effective as a solution technology. In seeking to rectify this omission, it will be argued that: (i) adopting an agent-oriented approach affords a number of significant advantages over contemporary methods and (ii) it's wide-spread adoption can be comparatively quick because the paradigm shift is evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Admission is free, but it is essential to e-mail your name to Dr Frank Martin, the Vice-Chairman.

CPD Value:
Half unit