This article summarises five relevant methods for developing self-organising multi-agent systems. It identifies their most promising aspects and provides a meta-model of each under the form of 'SPEM fragments'. These fragments can be combined and be part of a larger ad hoc methodology. Self-organising traffic lights were chosen as an illustrating example for the relevant features of the different methods considered.
Methodologies for self-organising systems: a SPEM approach / Puviani, Mariachiara; G., Di Marzo Serugendo; R., Frei; Cabri, Giacomo. - STAMPA. - (2009), pp. 66-69. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, WI-IAT 2009 tenutosi a Milan, Italy nel September 2009) [10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.128].