Nemo: An Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Methodology

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The development of multiagent systems is increasing significantly. Thus, multiagent system designers need methodologies and tools to help them. Recent years have seen an incredible development of agent-oriented software engineering methodologies trying to cover all the range of features that agents and agent-based systems encompass. These methodologies are either based on object-oriented methodologies or specific to agent theory. The Nemo methodology is a new agent-oriented methodology. Its main advantage is to tackle notions such as mobility, security or open large scale multiagent systems. These notions are more or less not yet considered in agent-oriented methodologies. This paper presents the Nemo methodology and its eight models describing organizations, plans, roles, interactions, knowledge or agents.