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Agent-Oriented Software Engineering IV : 4th International Workshop, Aose 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 15, 2003, Revised Papers - Paolo Giorgini

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering IV

4th International Workshop, Aose 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 15, 2003, Revised Papers

By: Paolo Giorgini (Editor), Jorg P. Muller (Editor), James J. Odell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th January 2004
ISBN: 9783540208266
Number Of Pages: 247

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The explosive growth of application areas such as electronic commerce, ent- prise resource planning and mobile computing has profoundly and irreversibly changed our views on software systems. Nowadays, software is to be based on open architectures that continuously change and evolve to accommodate new components and meet new requirements. Software must also operate on di- rent platforms, without recompilation, and with minimal assumptions about its operating environment and its users. Furthermore, software must be robust and autonomous, capable of serving a naive user with a minimum of overhead and interference. Agent concepts hold great promise for responding to the new realities of so- ware systems. They o?er higher-level abstractions and mechanisms that address issues such as knowledge representation and reasoning, communication, coor- nation, cooperation among heterogeneous and autonomous parties, perception, commitments, goals, beliefs, and intentions, all of which need conceptual mo- ling. On the one hand, the concrete implementation of these concepts can lead to advanced functionalities, e.g., in inference-based query answering, transaction control, adaptive work?ows, brokering and integration of disparate information sources, and automated communication processes. On the other hand, their rich representational capabilities allow more faithful and ?exible treatments of c- plex organizational processes, leading to more e?ective requirements analysis and architectural/detailed design.

Using UML in the Context of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering: State of the Artp. 1
Towards a Recursive Agent Oriented Methodology for Large-Scale MASp. 25
Agent-Oriented Modeling by Interleaving Formal and Informal Specificationp. 36
The ROADMAP Meta-model for Intelligent Adaptive Multi-agent Systems in Open Environmentsp. 53
Modeling Deployment and Mobility Issues in Multiagent Systems Using AUMLp. 69
A Knowledge-Based Methodology for Designing Reliable Multi-agent Systemsp. 85
A Framework for Constructing Multi-agent Applications and Training Intelligent Agentsp. 96
Activity Theory for the Analysis and Design of Multi-agent Systemsp. 110
A Design Taxonomy of Multi-agent Interactionsp. 123
Automatic Derivation of Agent Interaction Model from Generic Interaction Protocolsp. 138
Building Blocks for Agent Designp. 153
Supporting FIPA Interoperability for Legacy Multi-agent Systemsp. 167
Dynamic Multi-agent Architecture Using Conversational Role Delegationp. 185
Temporal Aspects of Dynamic Role Assignmentp. 201
From Agents to Organizations: An Organizational View of Multi-agent Systemsp. 214
Modelling Multi-agent Systems with Soft Genes, Roles, and Agentsp. 231
Author Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9783540208266
ISBN-10: 3540208267
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 13th January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37