A framework for validating task assignment in multiagent systems using requirements importance

Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Akihiko Ohsuga, Shinichi Honiden

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Multi-agent systems (MASs) are one of the effective approaches for dealing with the recent increase in software complexity and their autonomy. In the MAS research community, there has recently been increasing interest in the adoption of requirements engineering techniques to bridge the gap between the system requirements and the system design. One of the most important tasks based on the requirements description in the MAS design activity is the extraction of roles, which are the fundamental components of multi-agent systems, from it. It is also important to comprehend the relative degree of responsibility of the individual roles. The comprehension helps the developer decide the system architecture and discuss the performance and stability of the system. We introduce the concept of importance as a quantitative metric and an evaluation framework for the extraction of a suitable role set for the system and the task assignment to these roles. The importance is propagated from the requirements to the roles through their assigned tasks. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our framework through a case study and show that our metric and evaluation framework help not only to identify the importance of each role, but also to determine the system architecture.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルPrinciples and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 13th International Conference, PRIMA 2010, Revised Selected Papers
ページ443-458
ページ数16
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2012 12 1
イベント13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2010 - Kolkata, India
継続期間: 2010 11 122010 11 15

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
7057 LNAI
ISSN(印刷物)0302-9743
ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2010
India
Kolkata
期間10/11/1210/11/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Nakagawa, H., Yoshioka, N., Ohsuga, A., & Honiden, S. (2012). A framework for validating task assignment in multiagent systems using requirements importance. : Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 13th International Conference, PRIMA 2010, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 443-458). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); 巻数 7057 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25920-3_32