Ambra Molesini, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti, Alessandro Ricci

An artefact for MASs is an entity not driven by an inner goal (as agents are), but used by agents to achieve their own goals. In this paper, we assume agents and artefacts as first-class entities in MAS engineering, and claim that agent-oriented methodologies should exploit these two abstractions as the basic bricks for the whole engineering process. As a first testbed, we take the SODA agent-oriented methodology and draw a possible roadmap for its extension toward the notion of artefact. 

6th International Workshop “Engineering Societies in the Agents World” (ESAW'05), pages 239-252, 26-28 October 2005.
Oğuz Dikenelli, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Alessandro Ricci (eds.), Ege University, Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
Address = {Ku{\c s}adas{\i}, Ayd{\i}n, Turkey},
Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Omicini, Andrea and Denti, Enrico and Ricci, Alessandro},
Booktitle = {6th International Workshop ``Engineering Societies in the Agents World'' (ESAW'05)},
Editor = {Dikenelli, O{\u g}uz and Gleizes, Marie-Pierre and Ricci, Alessandro},
Month = {26--28~} # oct,
Pages = {239--252},
Publisher = {Ege University},
Title = {{{\sf SODA}}: A Roadmap to Artefacts},
Year = 2005}


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