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Towards Filling the Gap between AOSE Methodologies and Infrastructures: Requirements and Meta-model

Fabiano Dalpiaz, Ambra Molesini, Mariachiara Puviani, Valeria Seidita
Many different methodologies have been proposed in Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) literature, and the concepts they rely on are different from those adopted when implementing the system. This conceptual gap often creates inconsistencies between specifications and implementation. We propose a metamodel-based approach aims to bridge this gap, resulting in an integrated meta-model that merges the best aspects of four relevant AOSE methodologies (GAIA, Tropos, SODA and PASSI). The meta-model assembly followed a well-defined process: we elicited the requirements for the methodology, identified a set of process fragments, throughly compared the concepts belonging to the various fragments, and finally composed the meta-model.
9th Workshop "From Objects to Agents" (WOA 2008) — Evolution of Agent Development: Methodologies, Tools, Platforms and Languages, pages 115-121, November 2008.
Matteo Baldoni, Massimo Cossentino, Flavio De Paoli, Valeria Seidita (eds.), Seneca Edizioni, Palermo, Italy
@inproceedings{mensa-woa2008,
	Address = {Palermo, Italy},
	Author = {Dalpiaz, Fabiano and Molesini, Ambra and Puviani, Mariachiara and Seidita, Valeria},
	Booktitle = {9th Workshop "From Objects to Agents" (WOA 2008) -- Evolution of Agent  Development: Methodologies, Tools, Platforms and Languages},
	Editor = {Baldoni, Matteo and Cossentino, Massimo and De Paoli, Flavio and Seidita, Valeria},
	Isbn = {978-88-6122-122-2},
	Month = nov,
	Pages = {115--121},
	Publisher = {Seneca Edizioni},
	ScopusId = {2-s2.0-77954754442},
	Title = {Towards Filling the Gap between {AOSE} Methodologies and Infrastructures: Requirements and Meta-model},
	Url = {http://www.pa.icar.cnr.it/woa08/materiali/Proceedings.pdf},
	Year = 2008}