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ITACASE: A Tool Supporting the Design of MAS using the Gaia Methodology

Luca Cernuzzi, Javier Ferrés, Alethia Hume, Francisco Milleres, Franco Zambonelli
Gaia was one of the first agent-based methodologies to exploit the organizational abstractions, to provide clear guidelines for the analysis and design of complex multiagent systems. Moreover, the clear processes and models Gaia proposes have awakened a great interest for such methodology in the agent research arena. Nevertheless, a current successful design methodology should include some other strategic factors to obtain its adoption in the industrial environment. Among them, the support of a specific CASE tool to simplify the work of the designer according to the methodology design process may encourage the industrial software engineers to use it in their real world projects. For this purpose, the present study introduces ITACASE, a CASE which covers all the phases of Gaia allowing agent engineers to produce and document the corresponding models.
XXXIII Conferencia Latinoamericana en Informática (CLEI 2007), 8-12 October 2007, San José, Costa Rica
@inproceedings{gaia-tool2007,
	Address = {San Jos{\'e}, Costa Rica},
	Author = {Cernuzzi, Luca and Ferr{\'e}s, Javier and Hume, Alethia and Milleres, Francisco and Zambonelli, Franco},
	Booktitle = {XXXIII Conferencia Latinoamericana en Inform{\'a}tica (CLEI 2007)},
	Month = {8--12~} # oct,
	Organization = {Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios en Inform{\'a}tica},
	Title = {{ITACASE}: A Tool Supporting the Design of {MAS} using the {G}aia Methodology},
	Year = 2007}