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Evaluating the Feasibility of Method Engineering for the Creation of Agent-Oriented Methodologies

Brian Henderson-Sellers
In the context of agent-oriented methodologies, previous work has created a number of specific method fragments for use with the OPF metamodel and repository. These have been derived from an analysis of a large number of stand-alone agent-oriented methodologies. In order to evaluate the feasibility of this method engineering approach, a different AOSE methodology has been selected so that a scientific experiment could be undertaken. The hypothesis that the agent-enhanced OPF repository could be used without change to engineer any other AOSE methodology was proved false since two tasks for the creation of agents based on role modelling needed to be added to the repository.
Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3690, pages 142--152, 15-17 september 2005.
Michal Pechoucek, Paolo Petta, Laszlo Zsolt Varga (eds.), Springer
4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, CEEMAS 2005, Budapest, Hungary
@inproceedings{MethEngBHS05,
  author    = {Henderson-Sellers, Brian},
  title     = {Evaluating the Feasibility of Method Engineering for the
               Creation of Agent-Oriented Methodologies},
  year      = {2005},
  pages     = {142--152},
  editor    = {Pechoucek, Michal  and Petta, Paolo and  Varga, L{\'a}szl{\'o} Zsolt},
  booktitle     = {Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV},
  publisher = {Springer},
  series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume    = {3690},
  isbn      = {3-540-29046-X},
  month     = {15--17~} # sept,
  note      = {4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems,    CEEMAS 2005, Budapest, Hungary}
}