Engineering Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems: The ADELFE Methodology
Carole Bernon (University Paul Sabatier, France), Valérie Camps (University Paul Sabatier, France), Marie-Pierre Gleizes (University Paul Sabatier, France) and Gauthier Picard (University Paul Sabatier, France)
Copyright: © 2008
This chapter introduces the ADELFE methodology, an agent-oriented methodology dedicated to the design of systems that are complex, open, and not well-specified. The need for its development is justified by the theoretical background given in the first section, which also gives an overview of the concepts on which multi-agent systems developed with ADELFE are based. A methodology is composed of a process, a notation, and tools. Tools are presented in the second section and the process in the third one, using an information system case study to better visualize how to apply this process.