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Towards a MAS Product Line Engineering Approach [chapter]

Dounia Boufedji, Zahia Guessoum, Anarosa Brandão, Tewfik Ziadi, Aicha Mokhtari
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We evaluate the approach by deriving a family of agents that perform jobs in the Multi-Agent Contest environment.  ...  MAS-Product Line (MAS-PL) raises as an interesting approach that uses Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE) techniques and AOSE to manage the commonalities (similarities) and variabilities (differences  ...  Another perspective is to suggest to researchers and MAS developers to use our approach when implementing Multi-Agent System Product Lines in different domains.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91899-0_10 fatcat:gqnjp7x2ybhx5p4lflfiijoo34

A Product-Line Approach to Promote Asset Reuse in Multi-agent Systems [chapter]

Josh Dehlinger, Robyn R. Lutz
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This is achieved by adopting a product-line approach for agent-based software engineering.  ...  This paper offers an approach for open, agent-based distributed software systems to capture requirements specifications in such a way that they can be easily reused during the initial requirements phase  ...  Figure 1 , incorporating a product-line approach into multi-agent system development.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11738817_10 fatcat:zdn4pbk4qralxoeoskbolbsety

Extending PASSI to model multi-agent systems product lines

Ingrid Nunes, Uirá Kulesza, Camila Nunes, Elder Cirilo, Carlos Lucena
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 ACM symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '09  
In this paper, we present a new approach for modeling MAS-PLs, focusing the domain analysis stage.  ...  Multi-agent System Product Lines (MAS-PLs) have emerged to integrate software product lines (SPLs) and agent-oriented software engineering techniques by incorporating their respective benefits and helping  ...  In this context, this work presents an approach for modeling MAS-PLs, focusing at the domain analysis stage.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1529282.1529434 dblp:conf/sac/NunesKNCL09 fatcat:zrbh5irkjzadtfb355kik5n4ue

A Software Product Line Process to Develop Agents for the IoT

Inmaculada Ayala, Mercedes Amor, Lidia Fuentes, José Troya
2015 Sensors  
Our goal is to enhance the development of IoT applications using agents and software product lines (SPL).  ...  Agents are a good option for developing self-managed IoT systems due to their distributed nature, context-awareness and self-adaptation.  ...  IoT Multi-Agent System Domain Analysis The IoT multi-agent system domain analysis process encompasses all of the activities for eliciting and documenting the common and variable requirements of agents  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150715640 pmid:26140350 pmcid:PMC4541848 fatcat:g3mj5ninmnb47acrwhe33gnn4a

Multi-agent system product lines

Joaquin Peña, Michael G. Hinchey, Antonio Ruiz-Cortés
2006 Communications of the ACM  
On the other hand, agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE) is a new software engineering paradigm that arose to apply the best practices in the development of complex multi-agent systems (MASs) by focusing  ...  These are mainly concentrated on commonality analysis, and its implications for the SPL approach.  ...  To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1183236.1183272 fatcat:tymptzwlj5f55esueaamaywmrm

A product-line requirements approach to safe reuse in multi-agent systems

Josh Dehlinger, Robyn R. Lutz
2005 Proceedings of the fourth international workshop on Software engineering for large-scale multi-agent systems - SELMAS '05  
First, by adopting a product-line-like approach, it exploits component reuse during system evolution.  ...  Second, the template allows ready integration with an existing tool-supported, safety analysis technique sensitive to dynamic variations within the components (i.e., agents) of a system.  ...  We thank Barbara Nsiah for the description of product-line commonalities and variabilities in constellations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082960.1082981 fatcat:vhfgifobsfddlj6idpdlixe2ty

On the Development of Multi-agent Systems Product Lines: A Domain Engineering Process [chapter]

Ingrid Nunes, Carlos J. P. de Lucena, Uirá Kulesza, Camila Nunes
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Multi-agent System Product Lines (MAS-PLs) are the integration of two promising technologies: Multi-agent Systems (MASs), which provides a powerful abstraction to model features with autonomous and pro-active  ...  This paper presents a domain engineering process for developing MAS-PLs.  ...  used in a graduate Agent-oriented Software Engineering course at PUC-Rio in order to provide further evaluation of the approach.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19208-1_9 fatcat:yufk3yhtfjeqnbp4baxa4fpjiu

A product-line requirements approach to safe reuse in multi-agent systems

Josh Dehlinger, Robyn R. Lutz
2005 Software engineering notes  
First, by adopting a product-line-like approach, it exploits component reuse during system evolution.  ...  Second, the template allows ready integration with an existing tool-supported, safety analysis technique sensitive to dynamic variations within the components (i.e., agents) of a system.  ...  We thank Barbara Nsiah for the description of product-line commonalities and variabilities in constellations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082983.1082981 fatcat:6tchkmxdwbaqfkvleqehqi5yta

Designing Adaptive Multi-agent Systems by Agent-Oriented Modelling

Kuldar Taveter, Kristi Kirikal
2011 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
In particular, we propose a solution for developing flexible multi-agent systems in such a way that an environment does not have to be analysed in all its complexity.  ...  We claim that the methods for designing adaptive multi-agent systems should be borrowed from social sciences rather than from exact sciences.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank for the support the research project "Model-based Creation and Management of Evolutionary Information Systems" (SF0140013s10) funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education  ... 
doi:10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.03497 fatcat:ch5vk4iqcfcspnynw7j6et6dqm

Automating the product derivation process of multi-agent systems product lines

Elder Cirilo, Ingrid Nunes, Uirá Kulesza, Carlos Lucena
2012 Journal of Systems and Software  
In this paper, we present our approach to deal with multi-agent systems product lines (MAS-PL) variability management and automatic product derivation.  ...  Keywords-Multi-agent Systems, Software Product Lines; Application Engineering; Model-driven Development; Product Derivation Tool.  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK In this paper, we presented an approach that enables the automatic product derivation for Multi-Agent Systems Product Lines.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2011.04.066 fatcat:dtiuwpihenhvbk3cdk6r2imwde

Automating the Product Derivation Process of Multi-agent Systems Product Lines

Elder Cirilo, Ingrid Nunes, Uirá Kulesza, Carlos Lucena
2009 2009 XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering  
In this paper, we present our approach to deal with multi-agent systems product lines (MAS-PL) variability management and automatic product derivation.  ...  Keywords-Multi-agent Systems, Software Product Lines; Application Engineering; Model-driven Development; Product Derivation Tool.  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK In this paper, we presented an approach that enables the automatic product derivation for Multi-Agent Systems Product Lines.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sbes.2009.26 dblp:conf/sbes/CiriloNKL09 fatcat:spfiluxdpzckzmrrd56eicgtg4

Recent Developments and Future Trends of Industrial Agents [chapter]

Paulo Leitão, Pavel Vrba
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
systems in industrial domains.  ...  The agent technology provides a new way to design and engineer control solutions based on the decentralization of control over distributed structures, addressing the current requirements for modern control  ...  The authors would like to thank all the members of the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents for their contribution in the on-going activities and particularly in the compilation of industrial  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23181-0_2 fatcat:yoe7z2se5bgx3c6vgk5tecvz3e

Multi-Agent System for Knowledge-Based Access to Distributed Databases

Priti Srinivas Sajja
2008 Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management  
A framework for knowledge discovery, knowledge use, and knowledge management is presented in this article to provide knowledge-based access of the domain databases using multi-agent systems approach.  ...  The article also includes a sample KQML query block (along with membership function used by the knowledge management agent), result of the query, and structure of database files for a co-operative dairy  ...  Introduction Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) are productive tools of Artificial Intelligence (AI) working in a narrow domain to impart quality, effectiveness, and knowledge-oriented approach in decisionmaking  ... 
doi:10.28945/86 fatcat:4in6c2nxczftnix45py5anaauu

Ontological Foundations of Multi-agent Framework for Organizational Diagnosis [chapter]

Tatiana Poletaeva, Habib Abdulrab, Eduard Babkin
2013 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
This paper therefore introduces a new approach to the design of multi-agent information systems meant for planning, discovering, monitoring deviations, and optimizing business processes.  ...  From such a viewpoint, a supportive information system for  ...  The proposed multi-agent framework accompanied with the methodology for its implementation in a particular application domain will structure and simplify creation of business information systems, will  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40823-6_14 fatcat:67ryof35yzbmpi2xrt77j34m6y

A Study on Auto-Processing Flexible Production Line for Mass Customized BPO Data Based on Multi-Agents

Huapeng Chen, Jie Lin
2014 International Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology  
This problem can be resolved through a Data-BPO automated production line, based on the usage of multi-agent (MA) and ontology.  ...  However, in my study project of production line for data BPO , after accepting customer's manual accounting vouchers, the bank clerks can skip the input step because the inputting business can be outsourced  ...  In Multi-Agent system (MAS), agents are distributed and coupled together in a network of intelligent software agents for a global goal.  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijunesst.2014.7.5.18 fatcat:ajzekykkezbfvaodswjmdfuszi
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