Situated Process Engineering for Integrating Processes from Methodologies to Infrastructures


Ambra Molesini, Elena Nardini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

In the field of Multi-Agent Systems (MASs), methodologies and infrastructures have developed in the last years along two opposite paths: while Agent-Oriented (AO) methodologies have essentially undergone a top-down evolution, MAS infrastructures have mostly followed a bottom-up path, producing a conceptual gap between the proposed AO methodologies and the actually available agent infrastructures. This paper aims at defining a method for filling such a gap based on Situational Method Engineering (SME) and SPEM (Software Process Engineering Meta-model).

After highlighting the lack of research and sufficient understanding about the role of the infrastructures in the software engineering process, we show that infrastructures, like methodologies, have process behind them, and propose a method based on the integration of the processes underpinning both methodologies and infrastructures. Then, we validate such an approach by showing how the process of the SODA methodology can be integrated with the process of the TuCSoN infrastructure using SME and SPEM.

(keywords) Multi-agent systems, AOSE, software process, methodology, MAS infrastructures, SODA, TuCSoN, SPEM, situational method engineering

24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2009), pages 699-706, 8-12 March 2009.
Sung Y. Shin, Sascha Ossowski, Ronaldo Menezes, Mirko Viroli (eds.), ACM, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA.

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AcmId = {1529429},
Address = {Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA},
Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Nardini, Elena and Denti, Enrico and Omicini, Andrea},
Booktitle = {24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2009)},
Doi = {10.1145/1529282.1529429},
Editor = {Shin, Sung Y. and Ossowski, Sascha and Menezes, Ronaldo and Viroli, Mirko},
Isbn = {978-1-60558-166-8},
Month = {8--12~} # mar,
Pages = {699--706},
Publisher = {ACM},
ScopusId = {2-s2.0-72949123438},
Title = {Situated Process Engineering for Integrating Processes from Methodologies to Infrastructures},
Url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1529429},
Volume = {II},
Year = 2009}

Publication

— authors

Ambra Molesini, Elena Nardini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

— editors

Sung Y. Shin, Sascha Ossowski, Ronaldo Menezes, Mirko Viroli

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

Venue

— volume

24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2009)

— publication date

8-12 March 2009

— pages

699-706

SAC'99

— where

Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

— when

8-12 March 2009

URLs & IDs

original page

— DOI

10.1145/1529282.1529429

— ACM

1529429

— IRIS

11585/71832

— Scopus

2-s2.0-72949123438

— print ISBN

978-1-60558-166-8

BibTeX

— BibTeX ID
aose-sac09
— BibTeX category
inproceedings

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