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.

Engineering Societies in the Agents World VI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) 3963, pages 49-62, June 2006.
Oğuz Dikenelli, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Alessandro Ricci (eds.), Springer
6th International Workshop “Engineering Societies in the Agents World” (ESAW 2005), Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey, 26-28 October 2005. Revised, Selected & Invited Papers
Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Omicini, Andrea and Denti, Enrico and Ricci, Alessandro},
Booktitle = {Engineering Societies in the Agents World VI},
Doi = {10.1007/11759683_4},
Editor = {Dikenelli, O{\u g}uz and Gleizes, Marie-Pierre and Ricci, Alessandro},
Isbn = {978-3-540-34451-3},
Isbn-Online = {978-3-540-34452-0},
Isbn-10 = {3-540-34451-9},
Issn = {0302-9743},
Month = jun,
Note = {6th International Workshop (ESAW 2005), Ku{\c s}adas{\i}, Ayd{\i}n, Turkey, 26--28~} # oct # {~2005. Revised, Selected \& Invited Papers},
Pages = {49--62},
Publisher = {Springer},
ScopusId = {2-s2.0-33746628029},
Series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
Subseries = {Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence},
Title = {{{\sf SODA}}: A Roadmap to Artefacts},
Url = {},
Volume = 3963,
WosId = {000238506800004},
Year = 2006}


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