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ASPECS: an agent-oriented software process for engineering complex systems

Massimo Cossentino, Nicolas Gaud, Vincent Hilaire, Stéphane Galland, Abderrafiâa Koukam
2009 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
This paper introduces an agent-oriented software process for engineering complex systems called ASPECS.  ...  Holonic multiagent systems (HMAS) offer a promising software engineering approach for developing complex open software systems.  ...  Acknowledgements Authors would like to thank Sebastiàn Rodriguez for having substantially contributed to this work by proposing a framework for the conception of Holonic multiagent systems that is at the  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-009-9099-4 fatcat:2we3aebtvfghrcxoyzc2dkgesi

Adapting and Extended ASPECS Methodology to Support the Goal Concept

Mohamed Garoui, Belhassen Mazigh
2012 Procedia Computer Science  
In this paper, we will extend/adapt the ASPECS methodology by adding a new phase called Goal identification which allows identifying the Goals of the system from the beginning of the methodology.  ...  Methodology is generally a guideline for solving a problem, with specific components such as phases, tasks, methods, techniques and tools.  ...  ASPECS: Agent-Oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems ASPECS is a step-by-step requirement to code software engineering process based on a meta-model which defines the main concepts for  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.06.102 fatcat:aa6gilg5snhg5hist3waewb3wa

A Glimpse of the ASPECS Process documented with the FIPA DPDF Template

Massimo Cossentino, Stéphane Galland, Nicolas Gaud, Vincent Hilaire, Abderrafiaa Koukam
2010 Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops  
The process of this methodology, the underlying metamodel and the workproducts related to its first main phase, dedicated to system requirements analysis, are presented.  ...  The FIPA DPDF working group aims at proposing a definition of method fragment to be used during a situational method engineering process, the fundamental elements it is composed of and the metamodel it  ...  Introduction It is currently admitted in mainstream software engineering and agent oriented software engineering that there is no one-size-fit-all methodology or process.  ... 
dblp:conf/mallow/CossentinoGGHK10 fatcat:owhec5dc5rdbfi4bzkgvprbc6m

Method integration: An approach to develop agent oriented methodologies

2015 Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining  
Agent oriented software engineering (AOSE) is an emerging field in computer science and proposes some systematic ideas for multi agent systems analysis, implementation and maintenance.  ...  Despite the various methodologies introduced in the agent-oriented software engineering, the main challenges are defects in different aspects of methodologies.  ...  As object-oriented software engineering (OOSE) was not able to respond to the needs of agent-oriented software, the emergent need for a new engineering compatible with agent perspectives led to the development  ... 
doi:10.5829/idosi.jaidm.2015.03.01.07 fatcat:hc3f4dv67jawthvijkenst34ue

To a Formal Modeling Approach of Error Recovery in Production Systems Based on Holonic Multi-agent Systems Specification [chapter]

Belhassen Mazigh, Ahmed Hammed, Vincent Hilaire
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Multi-agent systems seem to be adapted for representing this kind of problem in an attempt to arrive at a reconfigurable, adaptive, and "intelligent" manufacturing systems.  ...  In this domain, error recovery in production systems is always an open problem.  ...  For this specification, we use the agent-oriented software process called ASPECS which is based on a holonic organizational metamodel and provides a stepby-step guide from requirements to code allowing  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30947-2_41 fatcat:zghp3a3sq5cl5g3hbmsy7z7nem

Organizational structures supported by agent-oriented methodologies

David Isern, David Sánchez, Antonio Moreno
2011 Journal of Systems and Software  
In order to assist the development of multi-agent systems, agent-oriented methodologies (AOM) have been created in the last years to support modelling more and more complex applications.  ...  Agent technology is a software paradigm that permits to implement large and complex distributed applications.  ...  ASPECS ASPECS (Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems) provides a holonic perspective to design MAS .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2010.09.005 fatcat:x7ogr42jlbaxpgi6bauwenfwza

An approach for the integration of swarm intelligence in MAS: An engineering perspective

Vincent Hilaire, Massimo Cossentino, Franck Gechter, Sebastian Rodriguez, Abderaffiaa Koukam
2013 Expert systems with applications  
The goal of this paper is to propose a principled and methodological approach for the engineering of systems based upon swarm intelligence.  ...  For more than 20 years, researchers have designed models in order to describe swarm intelligence and apply the resulting techniques to complex problems.  ...  Background ASPECS aspecs is a step-by-step requirements to code software engineering process based on a metamodel which defines the main concepts for the proposed mas and Holonic mas analysis, design  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.08.058 fatcat:eil5dbdmeffbfa2j7zi74rdtny

A MAS Metamodel-Driven Approach to Process Fragments Selection [chapter]

Massimo Cossentino, Salvatore Gaglio, Stéphane Galland, Nicolas Gaud, Vincent Hilaire, Abderrafiaa Koukam, Valeria Seidita
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we present our approach for the construction of a new design process following the Situational Method Engineering paradigm.  ...  We mainly focus on the selection and assembly activities on the base of what we consider a key element in agent design processes: the MAS metamodel.  ...  .): AOSE 2008, LNCS 5386, pp. 86-100, 2009. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009 ASPECS: Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01338-6_7 fatcat:pyel372iafdllhum2c6vnaf5ri

Agent-Based Model of Cocoa Mirids at the Scale of a Cocoa Farm

E.D. Ngounou Ntoukam, J.C. Kamgang, V.C. Kamla, Y. Mualla, I.H. Tchappi, S. Galland, Y.S. Emvudu Wono
2020 Procedia Computer Science  
To build this model, we rely on the Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems (ASPECS) process.  ...  To build this model, we rely on the Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems (ASPECS) process.  ...  To build the agent-based model, the paper uses the Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems (ASPECS) [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2020.03.032 fatcat:wuerzqsshjdihbqb5cf4tifvoa

An organisational approach to engineer emergence within holarchies

Massimo Cossentino, Stephane Galland, Nicolas Gaud, Vincent Hilaire, Abderrafiaa Koukam
2010 International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering  
This issue is also of interest for engineering holonic multi-agent systems as any level of a holarchy is dependant of the emergent behaviors of its sub-levels.  ...  The use of this concept is illustrated in this paper through a case study using the aspecs development process which enables the analysis, design, implementation and deployment of holonic multi-agent systems  ...  Future works will be concerned with the language for the expression of complex capacities. As it is now it seems appropriate for simple transformational properties.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijaose.2010.036986 fatcat:4fn7zg5mpvhfxc45qlfiuqg5am

Combining PosoMAS Method Content with Scrum: Agile Software Engineering for Open Self-Organising Systems

Jan-Philipp Steghoefer, Hella Seebach, Benedikt Eberhardinger, Michael Huebschmann, Wolfgang Reif
2016 Scalable Computing : Practice and Experience  
The result is an agile software engineering methodology tailored to open self-organising systems.  ...  Finally, we compare the Scrum version of PosoMAS to other agile agent-oriented software engineering methodologies and address the selection of a suitable process.  ...  Challenges of Agent-oriented Software Engineering Processes.  ... 
doi:10.12694/scpe.v16i4.1127 fatcat:mx7sjiqmabaappt2vsydjicvti

THE METAMODEL: A STARTING POINT FOR DESIGN PROCESSES CONSTRUCTION

VALERIA SEIDITA, MASSIMO COSSENTINO, VINCENT HILAIRE, NICOLAS GAUD, STEPHANE GALLAND, ABDER KOUKAM, SALVATORE GAGLIO
2010 International journal of software engineering and knowledge engineering  
In this paper, we propose an approach based on SME for constructing customized agent oriented design processes.  ...  The proposed approach and the algorithm are also experimented through the construction of a design process (ASPECS) for developing dynamic hierarchical societies of agents.  ...  of agent-oriented systems.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0218194010004785 fatcat:vvrypzkgxrbwtbjzl4c4gzldmy

Use of formal languages to consolidate a Holonic MAS methodology: a specification approach for analysing Problem and Agency domains

B Mazigh, M Garoui, A Koukam
2013 Journal of Simulation  
The objective of this work is to formalize and to specify a part of the Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems methodology (Problem and Agency Domains) for modeling the holarchy  ...  In complex systems, multiple aspects interact and influence each other. A vast number of entities are present in the system.  ...  Among these methodologies, we point out the well known: Tropos (Giorgini, 1995) , PASSI (Azaiez, 1992) and Agent-oriented Software Process for Engineering Complex Systems (ASPECS) (Object Management  ... 
doi:10.1057/jos.2012.24 fatcat:gm32q4jauzfrbjkr4vlntd3hdq

A Norm-Governed Holonic Multi-agent System Metamodel [chapter]

Patrizia Ribino, Carmelo Lodato, Salvatore Lopes, Valeria Seidita, Vincent Hilaire, Massimo Cossentino
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents an extension of the ASPECS metamodel for supporting organizational and normative principles and it allows to define models not only from holonic agent viewpoint but also from a normative  ...  The problem is the lack of design processes able to cover all the features these systems present.  ...  The authors also would like to thank Mattia Argentino for his contribution to development phase.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39866-7_2 fatcat:tgfn5jizqvhy5kx6hwmwnceddi

An Analysis and Prototyping Approach for Cyber-Physical Systems

Samuel Deniaud, Philippe Descamps, Vincent Hilaire, Olivier Lamotte, Sebastian Rodriguez
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
The goal of this paper is to propose a methodological approach based upon Multi-Agent Systems that has two main advantages.  ...  First it allows the decomposition of CPS structural and behavioral complexity and, second, it enables a prototyping by simulation approach that eases system validation.  ...  ASPECS Methodological approach ASPECS is a step-by-step requirement to code software process for engineering Complex Systems using Multiagent Systems and Holonic Multiagent Systems.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.07.245 fatcat:6ydhv5mzdnhbvde62g4cupnkuu
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