Carole Bernon

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Adaptive software is used in situations where either the environment is unpredictable or the system is open. This paper presents a methodology named ADELFE, which is led by the Rational Unified Process (RUP) but is devoted to software engineering of adaptive multi-agent systems. ADELFE guarantees that the software is developed according to the AMAS theory.(More)
Several agent-oriented methodologies have been proposed over the last few years. Unlike the object-oriented domain and unfortunately for designers, most of the time, each methodology has its own purposes and few standardization works have been done yet, limiting the impact of agent design on the industrial world. By studying three existing methodologies(More)
Considering the great number of agent-oriented methodologies that can be found in literature, and the fact that each one defines its own concepts and system structure, one of the main challenges in AgentOriented Software Engineering research is how to make these methodologies interoperable. By defining in a non ambiguous way concepts used in a specific(More)
The paper presents the ADELFE methodology which is devoted to software engineering of adaptive multi-agent systems. Adaptive software is used in situations where either the environment is unpredictable or the system is open. ADELFE guarantees that the software is developed according to the AMAS theory1. We focus the presentation on analysis and design core(More)
The agent oriented approach is doing great steps towards its (not yet reached) maturity; from a software engineering point of view, it is today positively used for the analysis and design of complex systems. In this paper, which is related to the activity of the AgentLink AOSE TFG (Agent Oriented Software Engineering Technical Forum Group), we provide a(More)
ADELFE methodology is dedicated to applications characterized by openness and the need of the system adaptation to an environment. These applications are designed by using the AMAS theory [2]. Self-organization is founded on the capacity an agent possesses to be locally “cooperative”, i.e. it is able to recognize cooperation failures called “Non Cooperative(More)
A lot of work is devoted to formalizing and devising architectures for agents' cooperative behaviour, for coordinating the behaviour of individual agents within groups, as well as to designing agent societies using social laws. However, providing agents with abilities to automatically devise societies so as to form coherent emergent groups that coordinate(More)
Nowadays, challenge is to design complex systems that evolve in changing environments. Multi-agent systems (MAS) are an answer to implement them and many agent-oriented methodologies are proposed to guide designers. Self-organisation is a promising paradigm to make these systems adaptive: the collective function arises from the local interactions and the(More)