Software Agents: Languages, Tools, Platforms

Costin Bădică, Zoran Budimac, Hans-Dieter Burkhard, Mirjana Ivanović

The main goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the rapidly developing area of software agents serving as a reference point to a large body of literature and to present the key concepts of software agent technology, especially agent languages, tools and platforms. Special attention is paid to significant languages designed and developed in order to support implementation of agent-based systems and their applications in different domains. Afterwards, a number of useful and practically used tools and platforms available are presented, as well as support activities or phases of the process of agent-oriented software development.