Agent-based Conference Management: A Case Study in SODA


Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

Conference management is concerned with managing the dependencies of activities required to produce the proceedings of a scientific conference. This case study, very frequently used in the literature, presents interesting software engineering issues because it involves a number of articulated coordination activities and stresses interaction between peers. This paper presents an agent-based solution to the conference management problem using the SODA agent-oriented methodology. On the one hand, this demonstrates the general benefits of agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE), on the other hand it emphasises the peculiarities of SODA: in particular, its focus on inter-agent, social aspects, and its layering mechanisms for handling the engineering of complex computation systems. So we first discuss why conference management is interesting from the AOSE viewpoint, then we show how to face the many issues in the design of its software architecture by means of SODA.

(keywords) Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Methodologies, Artifacts, A&A Meta-Model, SODA, Conference Management System

International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering 4(1), pages 1-31,  2010.

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Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Denti, Enrico and Omicini, Andrea},
Doi = {10.1504/IJAOSE.2010.029808},
Issn = {1746-1375},
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Journal = {International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering},
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Journals & Series

Publication

— authors

Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

— status

published

— sort

article in journal

Venue

— journal

International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

— volume/issue

4 (1)

— publication date

2010

— pages

1-31

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original page
original PDF

— DOI

10.1504/IJAOSE.2010.029808

— IRIS

11585/83014

— Scopus

2-s2.0-75649088909

— print ISSN

1746-1375

— online ISSN

1746-1383

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— BibTeX ID
soda-ijaose4
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article

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