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Holonic multiagent systems (HMAS) offers a promising software engineering approach for developing complex open software systems. However the process of building MultiAgent Systems (MAS) and HMAS is mostly different from the process of building more traditional software systems and it introduces new design and development challenges. This paper introduces an(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)
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 Agent-Oriented Software Engineering research is how to make these methodologies interoperable. By defining in a non ambiguous way concepts used in a specific(More)
Holonic multiagent systems offers a promising software engineering approach for developping applications in complex domains. However the process of building MASs and HMASs is radically different from the process of building more traditional software systems and so introduces new design and development issues. Against this background, this paper introduces(More)
The method engineering paradigm enables designers to reuse portions of design processes (called method fragments or chunks in literature) to build processes that are expressly tailored for realizing a system that is specific for some problem or development context. This paper initially reports the standardization attempt carried out by the FIPA Methodology(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(More)
The construction of ad-hoc design processes following the Situational Method Engineering (SME) paradigm is currently carried out by adopting a set of phases for which, until now, no well defined techniques and guidelines had been established. The consequence is that organizations are very dependent on method designers' skills. In this paper we propose an(More)
From several years we are developing robotic multi-agent systems according to well defined design methodolo-gies. These methodologies evolved over time because of the changes in the operating environments (robotic hardware and software platforms) and specific missions accomplished by our robots. In the last three years we used PASSI (Process for Agent(More)
This paper presents the Process for Agent Specification, Simulation and Implementation (PASSIM), a simulation-based development process for Multi-agent Systems (MASs), which was obtained by integrating the well-known and established Process for Agent Societies Specification and Implementation (PASSI) methodology and a Statecharts-based simulation(More)