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Developing multiple-agent systems is more than top-down vs. bottom-up

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1 Author(s)
D. E. O'Leary ; Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

While “top-down” and “bottom-up” have traditionally been useful terms for characterizing the systems development process, that process is changing. Today, organizations are increasingly developing multiple-agent systems, which require a development process that goes well beyond top-down and bottom-up. They now need choices between “inside-out” and “outside-in” modes of development. Indeed, a system's success today will very likely depend on where on the inside-out/outside-in spectrum its development falls

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IEEE Intelligent Systems and their Applications  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 2 )