Bridging the gap between AUML and implementation using IOM/T

Takou Doi*, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Yasuyuki Tahara, Shinichi Honiden

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Multi-agent systems are attractive means for developing complex software systems. However, multi-agent systems themselves tend to be complex, and certain difficulties exist in developing them. One of the difficulties is the gap between design and implementation especially for interaction protocols. In this paper, we propose a new interaction protocol description language called IOM/T. Inter-action protocols described using IOM/T have clear correspondence with AUML sequence diagrams and the description can be consolidated into a single unit of IOM/T code. Then, we show how the process of implementing Java-based agent-platform code from AUML design can be carried out, and how IOM/T effectively bridges the gap between design and implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-162
Number of pages16
JournalLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventSecond International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agent Systems, ProMAS 2004 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 2004 Jul 202004 Jul 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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