Multi-agent Systems: A Software Architecture Viewpoint Academic Article uri icon


  • Studies in agent-oriented software engineering address the merit of agents and multi-agent systems as a software architecture style, though only in part. MAS software architecture styles are of interest to both the MAS and the software engineering communities. This chapter provides an introduction to these software architectures. As we demonstrate, MAS implementations spanning across decades have several common architectural characteristics, despite different design and implementation details.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014