MAS Meta-models on Test: UML vs. OPM in the SODA Case Study


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Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

Michal Pechoucek, Paolo Petta, Laszlo Zsolt Varga (eds.)
“Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV”, pages 163-172
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3690
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
2005

In the AOSE (Agent-Oriented Software Engineering) area, several research efforts are underway to develop appropriate meta-models for agent-oriented methodologies. Meta-models are meant to check and verify the completeness and expressiveness of methodologies. In this paper, we put to test the well-established standard Unified Modelling Language (UML), and the emergent Object Process Methodology (OPM), and compare their meta-modelling power. Both UML and OPM are used to express the meta-model of SODA, an agent-oriented methodology which stresses interaction and social aspects of MASs (multi-agent systems). Meta-modelling SODA allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of the two approaches over both the structural and dynamics parts. Furthermore, this allow us to find out some desirable features that any effective approach to meta-modelling MAS methodologies should exhibit.

4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS'05), Budapest, Hungary, 15-17 Sep 2005, Proceedings

Publication

— authors

— editors

Michal Pechoucek, Paolo Petta, Laszlo Zsolt Varga

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

— publication date

2005

— volume

Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV

— series

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

— volume

3690

— pages

163-172

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original page  |  original PDF

identifiers

— DOI

10.1007/11559221_17

— ACM

10.1007/11559221_17

— Scopus

2-s2.0-33646126089

— WoS / ISI

000233298100017

— print ISSN

0302-9743

— print ISBN

978-3-540-29046-9

— online ISBN

978-3-540-31731-9

— ISBN–10

3-540-29046-X

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4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS'05), Budapest, Hungary, 15-17 Sep 2005, Proceedings

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