Towards Agent-oriented Model-Driven Architecture
Xiao, Liang and Greer, Des (2007) Towards Agent-oriented Model-Driven Architecture. European Journal of Information Systems, 16, (4), 390-406.
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Model Driven Architecture supports the transformation from reusable models to executable software. Business representations, however, cannot be fully and explicitly represented in such models for direct transformation into running systems. Thus, once business needs change, the language abstractions used by MDA (e.g. Object Constraint Language / Action Semantics), being low level, have to be edited directly. We therefore describe an Agent-oriented Model Driven Architecture (AMDA) that uses a set of business models under continuous maintenance by business people, reflecting the current business needs and being associated with adaptive agents that interpret the captured knowledge to behave dynamically. Three contributions of the AMDA approach are identified: 1) to Agent-oriented Software Engineering, a method of building adaptive Multi-Agent Systems; 2) to MDA, a means of abstracting high level business-oriented models to align executable systems with their requirements at runtime; 3) to distributed systems, the interoperability of disparate components and services via the agent abstraction.
|Keywords:||Adaptive Agent Model, Agent-oriented Model Driven Architecture, Agent-oriented Software Engineering, Business Knowledge Model, Model Driven Architecture, Multi-Agent System, Requirements Engineering, Software Adaptivity, UML|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
|Date Deposited:||13 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:59|
|Contributors:||Xiao, Liang (Author)
Greer, Des (Author)
|Further Information:||Google Scholar|
|ISI Citation Count:||4|
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