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Author Molesini, Ambra ♦ Omicini, Andrea ♦ Ricci, Alessandro ♦ Denti, Enrico
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Multi-agent System ♦ Different Level ♦ Expressive Zooming Mechanism ♦ Scaling Mechanism ♦ Best-known Aose Methodology ♦ Opm Process-oriented Methodology ♦ Soda Zoom ♦ Multi-layered Description ♦ Enhanced Agent-oriented Methodology ♦ Ma Designer ♦ Simple Case Study ♦ Multiagent System ♦ Complex System Call ♦ Aose Methodology ♦ Consistent Multi-layered View ♦ Agent System ♦ Hierarchical Description ♦ Non-trivial Mass
Description Complex systems call for a hierarchical description. Analogously, the engineering of non-trivial MASs (multiagent systems) requires principles and mechanisms for a multi-layered description, which could be used by MAS designers to provide different level of abstractions over MASs. In this paper, we first advocate the need for zooming mechanisms, promoting a coherent and consistent multi-layered view of agent systems. After surveying the best-known AOSE methodologies, we focus on the scaling mechanisms of the OPM process-oriented methodology. Then, by adopting SODA as our reference, we show how an AOSE methodology can be enhanced with simple yet expressive zooming mechanisms. Finally, we present a simple case study where the enhanced agent-oriented methodology (SODA+zoom) is exploited and put to the test.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
Publisher Institution AGENT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING VI. VOLUME 3950 OF LNCS. SPRINGER (2006) 81–93 6TH INTER. WORKSHOP (AOSE 2005), UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS, 25–26 JULY 2005. REVISED AND INVITED PAPERS