Towards goal-oriented design of agent systems

Winikoff, M and Khallour, J 2005, 'Towards goal-oriented design of agent systems', in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2005), Melbourne, Australia, 19-20 September 2005.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Towards goal-oriented design of agent systems
Author(s) Winikoff, M
Khallour, J
Year 2005
Conference name Conference on Quality Software
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 19-20 September 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2005)
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Los Alamitos, CA
Abstract The initial step of any software engineering methodology is to form requirements. Recently, a goal-oriented approach to requirements has been proposed and argued to be beneficial. Goals also play a key role in the implementation of proactive software agents. However, although some agentoriented software engineering methodologies have incorporated (aspects of) goal-oriented requirements engineering, and although they target agent platforms that provide goals as an implementation construct, none of the methodologies provide a goal-oriented design process. We present modifi- cations to the Prometheus methodology which make it more goal-oriented in its design phases and report on an experimental evaluation comparing the effectiveness of the original and refined methodologies.
Subjects Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1109/QSIC.2005.68
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