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


Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

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.

Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3690, pages 163-172,  2005.
Michal Pechoucek, Paolo Petta, Laszlo Zsolt Varga (eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS'05), Budapest, Hungary, 15-17 Sep 2005, Proceedings

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Publication

— authors

Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

— editors

Michal Pechoucek, Paolo Petta, Laszlo Zsolt Varga

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

Venue

— volume

Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV

— series

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

— volume

3690

— pages

163-172

— publication date

2005

Identifiers

— DOI

10.1007/11559221_17

— Scopus

2-s2.0-33646126089

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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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soda-ceemas05
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inproceedings

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