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Future Research


The SiFA paradigm has proved to be a very good tool to study multi-agent design systems and has revealed many of the underlying issues in building such systems.

There are many directions that require further research in order to understand the full extent of the power and the shortcomings of SiFA-based design systems.

In this chapter, we discuss some of the future research issues that immediately follow from and complement the present work on SiFAs.

We hope that further work on SiFAs will produce more evidence for the applicability of the model proposed in this thesis, probably with further extensions, to design problems from a wide spectrum of domains.

Ilan Berker
Thu Apr 27 16:25:38 EDT 1995