Enhancing the Initial Requirements Capture of Multi-Agent Systems Through Conceptual Graphs

Simon Polovina, Richard Hill

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A key purpose of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) is to assist humans make better decisions given the vast and disparate information that global systems such as the Web have enabled. The resulting popularity of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) thus demands a methodology that facilitates the development of robust, scalable MAS implementations that recognise real-world semantics. Using an exemplar in the Community Healthcare domain and Conceptual Graphs (CG), we describe an AOSE approach that elicits the hitherto hidden requirements of a system much earlier in the software development lifecycle, whilst also incorporating modelchecking to ensure robustness. The resulting output is then available for translation into Agent Oriented Unified Modelling Language (AUML) and further developed using the agent development toolkit of choice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Structures: Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2005, Kassel, Germany, July 2005 Proceedings
EditorsFrithjof Dau, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Gerd Stumme
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783540318859
ISBN (Print)9783540277835
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures - Kassel, Germany
Duration: 17 Jul 200522 Jul 2005
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3596 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
Abbreviated titleICCS 2005


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