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Development and Specification of a Reference Architecture for Agent-Based Systems

William C. Regli, Israel Mayk, Christopher T. Cannon, Joseph B. Kopena, Robert N. Lass, William M. Mongan, Duc N. Nguyen, Jeff K. Salvage, Evan A. Sultanik, Kyle Usbeck
2014 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics. Systems  
The recent growth of agent-based software systems was achieved without the development of a reference architecture.  ...  The agent systems reference architecture (ASRA) advances the agent-based system development process by providing a set of key interaction patterns for functional areas that exist between the layers and  ...  Section II provides a survey of reference architectures and relevant systems, including our definition of a reference architecture for agent-based systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmcc.2013.2263132 fatcat:quy2r22ddnbkdecrsaxbsz2pcm

A reference architecture for the component factory

Victor R. Basili, Gianluigi Caldiera, Giovanni Cantone
1992 ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology  
INSTANTIATION OF THE REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE Reference architecture has been defined as a collection of architectural agents and rules supported by an experience base managed by an agent.  ...  This aspect of simulation, based on historical data and formal models, is The development of a complete specification for a component factory and its execution in a simulation environment  ... 
doi:10.1145/125489.122823 fatcat:e26elyauzzf2zj7eycs5ooojbu

Multiagent systems as software architecture

Danny Weyns, Tom Holvoet, Kurt Schelfthout
2006 Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '06  
The reference architecture provides a blueprint for architectural design of MAS applications that share the come base of the systems it is derived from.  ...  We put forward MASs as software architecture. We give an overview of a reference architecture for situated MAS.  ...  The reference architecture provides a blueprint for architectural design of MAS applications that share the come base of the systems it is derived from.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1160633.1160875 dblp:conf/atal/WeynsHS06 fatcat:sm2gn6idyfdczmwbgphhgkyt3m

Domain-Specific Architecture for Software Agents

A. Suganthy, T. Chithralekha
2008 Journal of Object Technology  
The principal contribution of this paper is a methodology for the support of developing domain-specific software agents and the development of a Reference architecture for agents pertaining to web service  ...  The proposed methodology and the resulting architecture are evaluated to illustrate its appropriateness in contributing for domain-specific software architecture.  ...  agents andDeveloping domain-specific architecture for web service discovery agent based on the proposed methodology.  ... 
doi:10.5381/jot.2008.7.6.a2 fatcat:ebk3o7xrsreulcdxbd6wk32vpa

A Methodology for Developing an Agent Systems Reference Architecture [chapter]

Duc N. Nguyen, Kyle Usbeck, William M. Mongan, Christopher T. Cannon, Robert N. Lass, Jeff Salvage, William C. Regli, Israel Mayk, Todd Urness
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents a methodology for developing a reference architecture that documents agent-based systems from different system viewpoints.  ...  However, there is little, if any, consensus on how to create a reference architecture for agent-based systems.  ...  Finally, we conclude with related efforts and a roadmap of this continuing work for developing a reference architecture for agent systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22636-6_11 fatcat:te4kah2m7nb2hmuidtlvx2i4y4

Towards a Cloud-assisted and Agent-oriented Architecture for the Internet of Things

Giancarlo Fortino, Wilma Russo
2013 International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence  
In this paper, we introduce a cloud-assisted and agent-oriented vision for IoT based on layered reference architecture.  ...  While the former can support the development of decentralized, dynamic, cooperating and open IoT systems in terms of multi-agent systems, the latter can empower the IoT objects with more computing and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Authors wish to thank Antonio Guerrieri and Michele Lacopo for their valuable efforts and contribution in the development of the smart object agent-oriented middleware and Giuseppe Di Fatta  ... 
dblp:conf/aiia/FortinoR13 fatcat:xbp4tes2qngjph6ydhodrxyrv4

An Architectural Strategy for Self-Adapting Systems

Danny Weyns, Tom Holvoet
2007 International Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS '07)  
Self-adaptation is the ability of a software system to adapt to dynamic and changing operating conditions autonomously. In this paper, we present an architectural strategy for self-adapting systems.  ...  The architectural strategy for self-adapting systems structures the software into a number of interacting autonomous entities (agents) that are situated in an environment.  ...  A reference architecture serves as a blueprint for developing software architectures for a family of applications with specific functionality and quality attribute requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1109/seams.2007.3 dblp:conf/icse/WeynsH07 fatcat:mokxuz44mbdltpcmfoqe7fmare

Applying Multi-agent Concepts to Dynamic Plug-In Architectures [chapter]

Lawrence Cabac, Michael Duvigneau, Daniel Moldt, Heiko Rölke
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
By transferring the concepts of agentorientation to a plug-in-based architecture we are able to design our application and the plug-in-based system on an abstract level.  ...  Moreover, general problems that evolve from a highly dynamic and configurable architecture have been solved by basing the conceptual design on multi-agent principles.  ...  We have shown in this section that a concept model for a dynamic plug-in system architecture can be developed on the basis of multi-agent principles.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11752660_15 fatcat:upr2ywklvjchnd42z47tt53qwe

A Reference Architecture Capturing Structure and Behaviour of Warehouse Control [chapter]

Jacques Verriet, Bruno van Wijngaarden
2011 Automation in Warehouse Development  
We present a reference architecture that supports the development of warehouse management and control systems.  ...  These delivery requirements are often very specific for a group of customers, which makes it hard to reuse warehouse management and control functionality for other warehouses.  ...  Many applications of decentralised control systems are very specific for the application. However, a few reference architectures have been proposed for decentralised control systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-85729-968-0_2 fatcat:rtfqnrosznh6rgb5pjxn3oh7ea

An Axiomatic Design of a Multiagent Reconfigurable Mechatronic System Architecture

Amro M. Farid, Luis Ribeiro
2015 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics  
To our knowledge, this paper is the first multi-agent system reference architecture for reconfigurable manufacturing systems driven by a quantitative and formal design approach.  ...  Amongst the barriers to adoption has been the relative absence of formal and quantitative multi-agent system design methodologies based upon reconfigurability measurement.  ...  Therefore, a specific instantiated physical system need not occur prior to the development of a MAS agent architecture either at the reference of system-specific levels. A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tii.2015.2470528 fatcat:uutijp4m6rglbkezm7ebuafi3a

Web services enterprise security architecture

Carlos Gutiérrez, Eduardo Fernández-Medina, Mario Piattini
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 workshop on Secure web services - SWS '05  
Such a process should facilitate developers in the activities of web service-specific security requirements specification, web services-based security architecture design and web services security standards  ...  Despite of this growing, there's not exist yet a process that guides developers in the critical task of integrating security within all the stages of the development's life cycle of WS-based software.  ...  At present, there is still a lack of a global approach that offers a methodical development for constructing security architectures for WS-based systems.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1103022.1103025 dblp:conf/sws/GutierrezFP05 fatcat:ikkiniz54jc7raug4nuvhuxs6q

Open standards for interoperating agent-based systems

Jonathan Dale, Ebrahim Mamdani
2001 Software Focus  
This paper provides an overview of the Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) standardisation effort in the area of specifying standards for heterogeneous, interoperating agent-based systems  ...  We describe the types of software agents which are of interest to FIPA, the methods by which FIPA members collaborate and produce specifications and also descriptions of the specifications that FIPA has  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to express their thanks to all of the people and organisations (both past and present) who have contributed to the FIPA standardisation process.  ... 
doi:10.1002/swf.18 fatcat:pplp4avftfe3tilhrq43mra4na

A Reference Model for Information Infrastructures [chapter]

Ramez Elmasri, Daeweon Son, John J. Mills, N. Kishor
1999 Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing II  
A brief description of the proposed reference architecture and of each system is given and the services it provides are compared with those in the reference architecture.  ...  In this paper we review several of the current approaches and develop a reference architecture which is then used to categorize and compare these same approaches.  ...  The NIIIP consortium is developing a reference architecture and reference implementation for the technologies needed from industrial Virtual Enterprises.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35385-2_7 fatcat:b2zoqgmrr5csbhx2tc3jflx4ci

FIPA agent based network distributed control system [article]

V.Gyurjyan, D. Abbott, G. Heyes, E. Jastrzembski, C. Timmer, E. Wolin
2003 arXiv   pre-print
A special, lightweight, XML RDFS based, control oriented, ontology markup language is developed to standardize the description of the arbitrary control system data processor.  ...  This dynamically extensible system is an example of the software system at the agent level of abstraction.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge the prompt and responsive help provided by the Jade and Protégé-2000 development teams and communities.  ... 
arXiv:hep-ex/0305016v1 fatcat:pfvj3dzflfd4dpc3z4lh5v6dy4

Oracle: An Agent-Based, Reference Architecture [chapter]

Henry Hexmoor, Jody Little
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper introduces a reference architecture for developing agent-based systems that preserves core concepts of agenthood while minimizing cumbersome features found in other agent architectures.  ...  Henry Hexmoor wishes to acknowledge support and encouragement of staff at Sierra Nevada Corporation's San Antonio Operations as well as the Center for Multisource Fusion at SUNY Buffalo.  ...  This reference architecture can be used as a guide to organization and design of specific agent-based systems (Gazi, et. al., 2001) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/11964995_18 fatcat:jm46rqh5uva6jnst643fk2mdo4
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