Handbook on Agent-Oriented Design Processes

Editors: Cossentino, M., Hilaire, V., Molesini, A., Seidita, V. (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive overview of the 13 most important agent-oriented software design processes in a standardized format
  • Includes the widely known Open UP design process, the de facto standard in object-oriented software engineering
  • Descriptions are based on the IEEE-FIPA Design Process Documentation Template SC0097B, which allows different design processes to be easily compared
  • Each design process is described by its original creators or well-known researchers in the field
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About this book

To deal with the flexible architectures and evolving functionalities of complex modern systems, the agent metaphor and agent-based computing are often the most appropriate software design approach. As a result, a broad range of special-purpose design processes has been developed in the last several years to tackle the challenges of these specific application domains. In this context, in early 2012 the IEEE-FIPA Design Process Documentation Template SC0097B was defined, which facilitates the representation of design processes and method fragments through the use of standardized templates, thus supporting the creation of easily sharable repositories and facilitating the composition of new design processes.

Following this standardization approach, this book gathers the documentations of some of the best-known agent-oriented design processes. After an introductory section, describing the goal of the book and the existing IEEE FIPA standard for design process documentation, thirteen processes (including the widely known Open UP, the de facto standard in object-oriented software engineering) are documented by their original creators or other well-known scientists working in the field. As a result, this is the first work to adopt a standard, unified descriptive approach for documenting different processes, making it much easier to study the individual processes, to rigorously compare them, and to apply them in industrial projects.

While there are a few books on the market describing the individual agent-oriented design processes, none of them presents all the processes, let alone in the same format. With this handbook, for the first time, researchers as well as professional software developers looking for an overview as well as for detailed and standardized descriptions of design processes will find a comprehensive presentation of the most important agent-oriented design processes, which will be an invaluable resource when developing solutions in various application areas.

About the authors

Massimo Cossentino has been a research scientist at the Italian National Research Council since 2001. His research focuses on agent-oriented software engineering, specifically on the composition of design processes, agent meta-models, and agent patterns. Currently, he chairs the IEEE FIPA Design Process Documentation and Fragmentation Technical Committee, the AOSE Technical Forum Group and other scientific committees/events.

Vincent Hilaire is a full professor at the University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard. His main areas of research are: multi-agent and holonic systems, languages for formal specification and proofs of multi-agent systems, and agent-mediated knowledge management.

Ambra Molesini has a research grant at the University of Bologna. She is currently doing research on design methodologies, multi-agent systems infrastructures, meta-models, software architectures, and model-driven software development.

Valeria Seidita is an assistant professor at the University of Palermo, where she primarily works on the creation and application of software engineering techniques, method and tools for engineering and developing complex systems.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cossentino, Massimo (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

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  • The IEEE-FIPA Standard on the Design Process Documentation Template

    Cossentino, Massimo (et al.)

    Pages 7-17

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  • ADELFE 2.0

    Bonjean, N. (et al.)

    Pages 19-63

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  • The ASPECS Process

    Cossentino, Massimo (et al.)

    Pages 65-114

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  • ELDAMeth Design Process

    Fortino, Giancarlo (et al.)

    Pages 115-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on Agent-Oriented Design Processes
Editors
  • Massimo Cossentino
  • Vincent Hilaire
  • Ambra Molesini
  • Valeria Seidita
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39975-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39975-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39974-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51276-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 569
Number of Illustrations and Tables
508 b/w illustrations
Topics