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Building an Agent Methodology from Fragments: the MEnSA experience

Mariachiara Puviani, Massimo Cossentino, Giacomo Cabri, Ambra Molesini
To fill the existing gap between agent-oriented methodologies and multi-agent system infrastructures, we studied how to build a new methodology that takes into consideration the infrastructures' features. Our aim was, starting from specific requirements, to reuse "fragments" of existing methodologies by composing them, because they are documented, known and tested. To this purpose we exploited the Situational Method Engineering (SME) approach, and used the OMG standard Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) as a tool for describing the processes. In this paper we present the motivations of our approach, the work we have done to compose the new methodology, and briefly the resulting methodology.
Milan, Italy, September 2009. IEEE Computer Society Press
Submitted to 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2009)
@inproceedings{mensa-iat2009,
	Address = {Milan, Italy},
	Author = {Puviani, Mariachiara and Cossentino, Massimo and Cabri, Giacomo and Molesini, Ambra},
	Month = sep,
	Note = {Submitted to 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2009)},
	Publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press},
	Title = {Building an Agent Methodology from Fragments: the MEnSA experience},
	Year = 2009}