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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.  ...  However, the dynamic nature of highly autonomous agents in distributed systems is difficult to specify with existing requirements analysis and specification techniques.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under grants 0204139 and 0205588, and by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11738817_10 fatcat:zdn4pbk4qralxoeoskbolbsety

Supporting requirements reuse in multi-agent system product line design and evolution

Josh Dehlinger, Robyn R. Lutz
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance  
Our AOSE methodology, Gaia-PL, enables the design and development of multi-agent system product lines (MAS-PL) 1 by providing the software engineering processes to define and reuse requirements specifications  ...  Specifically, we show how use of our product-line requirements management and verification tool along with feature modeling can support correct variation point selection, reuse and MAS-PL evolution.  ...  Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsm.2008.4658069 dblp:conf/icsm/DehlingerL08 fatcat:44qvzdgvizazxlrig564hvylly

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  
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 paper, we present a new approach for modeling MAS-PLs, focusing the domain analysis stage.  ...  The features are organized into a coherent model referred to as a feature model, which specifies the features of a product line as a tree, indicating mandatory, optional and alternative features.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1529282.1529434 dblp:conf/sac/NunesKNCL09 fatcat:zrbh5irkjzadtfb355kik5n4ue

Developing and Evolving a Multi-agent System Product Line: An Exploratory Study [chapter]

Ingrid Nunes, Camila Nunes, Uirá Kulesza, Carlos Lucena
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A multi-agent system product line (MAS-PL) defines an SPL architecture that is modularized, also using software agents to model, design and implement its common and variable features.  ...  Software Product Line (SPL) approaches motivate the development and implementation of a flexible and adaptable architecture to enable software reuse in organizations.  ...  Multi-Agent Systems and Product Lines Only some recent research work has investigated the integration synergy of Multi-Agent Systems (MASs) and Software Product Lines (SPLs) technologies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01338-6_17 fatcat:d2l24cf2vncn3bacvezgtdb5q4

Simulation of multi-agent manufacturing systems using Agent-Based Modelling platforms

Jose Barbosa, Paulo Leitao
2011 2011 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics  
Multi-agent systems (MAS) are driving the way to design and engineer control solutions that exhibit flexibility, adaptation and reconfigurability, which are important advantages over traditional centralized  ...  Particularly, Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) tools are well suited to simulate MAS systems that exhibit complex phenomena, like emergent behaviour and self-organization.  ...  Politecnica delle Marche and having partners SINTEF, AEA srl, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Whirlpool Europe srl, Siemens AG.  ... 
doi:10.1109/indin.2011.6034926 fatcat:22v4dmt4kran7dtd3u5vy7xhj4

Gaia-PL

Josh Dehlinger, Robyn R. Lutz
2011 ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology  
can understand, model and develop complex, distributed systems.  ...  We also present results from an application to show how Gaia-PL provided reuse that reduced the design and development effort for a large, multi-agent system.  ...  software engineering assets to build multi-agent system product lines (MAS-PL).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2000799.2000803 fatcat:i3aelzpnsngcjbw5makb6f26wm

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.  ...  ., agents) of a system. To illustrate these claims, we apply the requirements specification template and safety analysis to a real-world context-aware, distributed satellite system.  ...  We thank Barbara Nsiah for the description of product-line commonalities and variabilities in constellations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082960.1082981 fatcat:vhfgifobsfddlj6idpdlixe2ty

Collaborative capacity planning and control in subcontracting networks [chapter]

I. P. Tatsiopoulos
2003 Collaborative Systems for Production Management  
This study has the objective to extend this model in the multi-finn extended enterprise and to build a multi··agent based system that takes advantage of the Internet.  ...  This study has t:he objective to apply new Internet technologies and multi-agent modelling in order to support t:he business process of Production Orders Release and especially its capacity planning and  ...  CONCLUSIONS This study has the objective to apply new Internet technologies and multi-agent modelling in order to support the business process of Production Orders Release and especially its capacity planning  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35698-3_4 fatcat:lwtczavtongw3hiyuqagx6a7dy

Automatic product derivation of multi-agent systems product lines

Elder Cirilo, Ingrid Nunes, Uirá Kulesza, Camila Nunes, Carlos Lucena
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 ACM symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '09  
Multi-agent Systems (MASs) development and Software Product Lines (SPLs) are two consolidated software engineering techniques.  ...  In this paper, we propose a new extension to our existing model-based product derivation tool, called GenArch, in order to enable the automatic instantiation and customization of Multiagent Systems Product  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK In this paper, we presented a GenArch extension that supports automatic product derivation of Multi-Agent Systems Product Lines.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1529282.1529435 dblp:conf/sac/CiriloNKNL09 fatcat:ua5ioxsz3fb5dmnmvvamxilfue

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.  ...  Through the cooperation of MA and categorization of ontology, the flexible production line can meet various requirementsofmasscustomized data orders from different industries, professions, transactions  ...  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

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  ...  behavior, and Software Product Lines (SPLs), whose aim is to reduce both time-to-market and costs in the development of system families by the exploitation of commonalities among family members.  ...  In addition, we are investigating how model-driven and aspect-oriented approaches can help to model and implement crosscutting features to provide for a better modularization.  ... 
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.  ...  ., agents) of a system. To illustrate these claims, we apply the requirements specification template and safety analysis to a real-world context-aware, distributed satellite system.  ...  We thank Barbara Nsiah for the description of product-line commonalities and variabilities in constellations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082983.1082981 fatcat:6tchkmxdwbaqfkvleqehqi5yta

Towards a MAS Product Line Engineering Approach [chapter]

Dounia Boufedji, Zahia Guessoum, Anarosa Brandão, Tewfik Ziadi, Aicha Mokhtari
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
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  ...  We evaluate the approach by deriving a family of agents that perform jobs in the Multi-Agent Contest environment.  ...  [24] propose to enrich MaCMAS (Methodology for analyzing Complex Multi-Agent Systems) with software product lines to model and evolve MAS.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91899-0_10 fatcat:gqnjp7x2ybhx5p4lflfiijoo34

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  
Keywords-Multi-agent Systems, Software Product Lines; Application Engineering; Model-driven Development; Product Derivation Tool.  ...  In this paper, we present our approach to deal with multi-agent systems product lines (MAS-PL) variability management and automatic product derivation.  ...  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  
Keywords-Multi-agent Systems, Software Product Lines; Application Engineering; Model-driven Development; Product Derivation Tool.  ...  In this paper, we present our approach to deal with multi-agent systems product lines (MAS-PL) variability management and automatic product derivation.  ...  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
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