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Metamodel-based Methodology for Developing Agent-Oriented Systems

Funding: 2004: $150,000
2005: $150,000
2006: $150,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2004

Summary: In the context of building high quality software, agent technology offers substantial promise. However, its widespread deployment by industry is hampered by the lack of commercially acceptable development methodologies. Here, we expand a metamodel-based process framework (the OPEN Process Framework) to support agent-oriented (AO) software development that will eventually both form a de facto standard for AO methodologies and be acceptable for commercial software application development. To create this extension, significant research in AO software engineering is required. Our basis will be the OPF plus elements from existing AO methodologies, notably Tropos and Gaia, whose authors will collaborate actively.''


Beydoun, G, Gonzalez-Perez, C, Low, G & Henderson-Sellers, B 1970, 'Towards Method Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems: A preliminary validation of a Generic MAS Metamodel.', SEKE, International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Systems Graduate School, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 51-56.

Keywords: Agent oriented methodology Methodology Software development Metamodelling OPEN Process Framework

FOR Codes: Information Systems Development Methodologies, Software Engineering, Conceptual Modelling, Information processing services, Application tools and system utilities, Application packages, Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture), Information systems development methodologies and practice, Empirical software engineering, Information modelling, management and ontologies, Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified