IMPULSE: A design framework for multi-agent systems based on model transformation

Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Akihiko Ohsuga, Shinichi Honiden

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to reduce the difficulties encountered when designing multi-agent systems (MAS). Although MAS are one of the more effective approaches for dealing with the recent increase in software complexity, they are themselves difficult to develop. We believe the difficulties in determining agent responsibilities and the organizational structure as the most significant obstacles to MAS development. In this paper, we propose a design framework for MAS, which includes restriction rules in the goal-oriented requirements description and a generator that transforms the restricted requirements description into a general MAS design model. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our framework through a case study and show how the framework can be used to construct MAS design models more precisely than conventional methods permit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011
Pages1411-1418
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 23
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011 - TaiChung
Duration: 2011 Mar 212011 Mar 24

Other

Other26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011
CityTaiChung
Period11/3/2111/3/24

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Multi agent systems
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Keywords

  • architectural design
  • goal-oriented requirements descriptions
  • model transformation
  • multi-agent systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Nakagawa, H., Yoshioka, N., Ohsuga, A., & Honiden, S. (2011). IMPULSE: A design framework for multi-agent systems based on model transformation. In 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011 (pp. 1411-1418) https://doi.org/10.1145/1982185.1982491

IMPULSE : A design framework for multi-agent systems based on model transformation. / Nakagawa, Hiroyuki; Yoshioka, Nobukazu; Ohsuga, Akihiko; Honiden, Shinichi.

26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011. 2011. p. 1411-1418.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nakagawa, H, Yoshioka, N, Ohsuga, A & Honiden, S 2011, IMPULSE: A design framework for multi-agent systems based on model transformation. in 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011. pp. 1411-1418, 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011, TaiChung, 11/3/21. https://doi.org/10.1145/1982185.1982491
Nakagawa H, Yoshioka N, Ohsuga A, Honiden S. IMPULSE: A design framework for multi-agent systems based on model transformation. In 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011. 2011. p. 1411-1418 https://doi.org/10.1145/1982185.1982491
Nakagawa, Hiroyuki ; Yoshioka, Nobukazu ; Ohsuga, Akihiko ; Honiden, Shinichi. / IMPULSE : A design framework for multi-agent systems based on model transformation. 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011. 2011. pp. 1411-1418
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