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Advancing Object-Oriented Standards Toward Agent-Oriented Methodologies: SPEM 2.0 on SODA

Ambra Molesini, Elena Nardini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini
Building ad-hoc design processes and methodologies has become a key challenge in Software Engineering, and several efforts are being made for developing appropriate meta-models both for methodologies and development processes. The Software Process Engineering Meta-model (SPEM) — an OMG object-oriented standard — is a natural candidate for representing, comparing and reusing design processes in a uniform way.

In this paper we apply SPEM 2.0 to Agent-Oriented Software Engineering methodologies, so as to assess its strengths and limitations. To this end, we take the SODA methodology as a significant case study, and compare the meta-model of its process obtained from SPEM 2.0 with the former meta-model obtained from SPEM 1.0.
Keywords: SPEM, SODA, OMG standard, Meta-modelling, AOSE Methodologies
9th Workshop "From Objects to Agents" (WOA 2008) — Evolution of Agent Development: Methodologies, Tools, Platforms and Languages, pages 108-114, November 2008.
Matteo Baldoni, Massimo Cossentino, Flavio De Paoli, Valeria Seidita (eds.), Seneca Edizioni, Palermo, Italy
@inproceedings{soda-woa2008,
	Address = {Palermo, Italy},
	Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Nardini, Elena and Denti, Enrico and Omicini, Andrea},
	Booktitle = {9th Workshop "From Objects to Agents" (WOA 2008) -- Evolution of Agent Development: Methodologies, Tools, Platforms and Languages},
	Editor = {Baldoni, Matteo and Cossentino, Massimo and De Paoli, Flavio and Seidita, Valeria},
	Isbn = {978-88-6122-122-2},
	Month = nov,
	Pages = {108--114},
	Publisher = {Seneca Edizioni},
	ScopusId = {2-s2.0-84868687104},
	Title = {Advancing Object-Oriented Standards Toward Agent-Oriented Methodologies: {SPEM} 2.0 on {{\sf SODA}}},
	Url = {http://www.pa.icar.cnr.it/woa08/materiali/Proceedings.pdf},
	Year = 2008}