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Towards executable specification : combining i* and AgentSpeak(L).

Salim, Farzad, Chang, Chee Fon, Krishna, Aneesh, & Ghose, Aditya (2005) Towards executable specification : combining i* and AgentSpeak(L). In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Systems Institute, Howard International House, Taipei, 739-742 .

Abstract

Agent-oriented conceptual modelling (AoCM) approaches in Requirements Engineering (RE) have received considerable attention recently. Semi-formal modeling frameworks such as i* assist analysts in requirements elicitation and reasoning of early-phase RE. AgentSpeak(L) is a widely accepted agent programming language. The Strategic Rationale (SR) model of the i* framework naturally lends itself to AgentSpeak(L) programs. Furthermore, the Strategic Dependency (SD) component of the i* framework prescribes the interaction between the agents in a multi-agent environment. This paper proposes a formal methodology for transforming a SR model to an AgentS- peak(L) agent. The constructed AgentSpeak(L) agents will then form the essential components of a multi-agent system, MAS.

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ID Code: 28178
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Agent Programming Languages, Requirements Engineering, i* Conceptual Model, Multi-Agent Systems
ISBN: 1891706160
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Knowledge Systems Institute
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2009 08:22
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:18

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