Massimo Cossentino

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A Process for Agent Societies Specification and Implementation (PASSI) is a step-by-step requirement-to-code methodology for designing and developing multi-agent societies, integrating design models and concepts from both object-oriented (OO) software engineering and artificial intelligence approaches using the UML notation. The models and phases of PASSI(More)
Holonic multiagent systems (HMAS) offer a promising software engineering approach for developing complex open software systems. However the process of building Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) and HMAS is mostly different from the process of building more traditional software systems as it introduces new design and development challenges. This paper introduces an(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)
Energy management is nowadays a subject of great importance and complexity. It consists in choosing among a set of sources able to produce energy that will give energy to a set of loads by minimising losses and costs. The sources and loads are heterogeneous, distributed and the reaction of the system, the choice of sources, must be done in real-time to(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)
Situational Method Engineering for constructing ad-hoc agent oriented design process is grounded on a well defined set of phases that are principally based on reuse of components coming from existing agent design processes that have to be stored in a repository. The identification and extraction of these components could take large advantage from the(More)
A great deal of researches in the area of agent-oriented software engineering focuses on proposing methodologies for agent systems, i.e., on identifying the guidelines to drive the various phases of agent-based software development and the abstractions to be exploited in these phases. However, very little attention has been paid so far to the engineering(More)
We have been developing robotic multi-agent systems for several years according to a well defined methodology (PASSI) obtaining good results, but day by day needs of a more versatile approach for designing software in a research context suggested us to find out a new methodology. A solution to our problems is represented by the Agile version of the PASSI(More)
PASSI (a Process for Agent Societies Specification and Implementation) is a step-by-step requirement-to-code methodology for designing and developing multi-agent societies integrating design models and concepts from both OO software engineering and artificial intelligence approaches using UML notation. The models and phases of PASSI encompass(More)