Agent-based computing is a promising approach for developing applications in complex domains. However,despite the great deal of research in the area, a number of challenges still need to be faced to make agentbasedcomputing a widely accepted paradigm in software engineering practice, and to turn agent-orientedsoftware abstractions into practical tools for facing the complexity of modern application areas. In thispaper, after a short introduction to the key concepts of agent-based computing and to the state of the art inthe area, we try to identify a few key open research directions.
Open Directions in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering / Zambonelli, Franco; A., Omicini. - In: UPGRADE. - ISSN 1684-5285. - ELETTRONICO. - V:(2004), pp. 11-14.