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A method fragments approach to methodologies for engineering self-organising systems

A method fragments approach to methodologies for engineering self-organising systems
A method fragments approach to methodologies for engineering self-organising systems
This article summarizes five relevant methods for developing self-organizing multiagent systems. It identifies their most relevant aspects and provides a description of each one under the form of method fragments expressed using SPEM (Software and System Process Engineering Metamodel). The use of a “metamodel” to describe fragments facilitates the comparison of the methods and their respective fragments. These fragments can be combined and be part of a more general ad hoc methodology, created according to the needs of the designer. Self-organizing traffic lights controllers and self-organizing displays are chosen as case studies to illustrate the methods and to underline which fragments are important for self-organizing systems. Finally, we illustrate how to augment PASSI2, an agent-based methodology which does not consider self-organization aspects, with some of the identified fragments for self-organization.
1556-4665
Puviani, Mariachiara
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Di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna
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Puviani, Mariachiara
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Puviani, Mariachiara, Di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna, Frei, Regina and Cabri, Giacomo (2012) A method fragments approach to methodologies for engineering self-organising systems. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 7 (3). (doi:10.1145/2348832.2348836).

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This article summarizes five relevant methods for developing self-organizing multiagent systems. It identifies their most relevant aspects and provides a description of each one under the form of method fragments expressed using SPEM (Software and System Process Engineering Metamodel). The use of a “metamodel” to describe fragments facilitates the comparison of the methods and their respective fragments. These fragments can be combined and be part of a more general ad hoc methodology, created according to the needs of the designer. Self-organizing traffic lights controllers and self-organizing displays are chosen as case studies to illustrate the methods and to underline which fragments are important for self-organizing systems. Finally, we illustrate how to augment PASSI2, an agent-based methodology which does not consider self-organization aspects, with some of the identified fragments for self-organization.

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Published date: 1 September 2012

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Local EPrints ID: 433042
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433042
ISSN: 1556-4665
PURE UUID: c8a3ab93-6895-41e1-8cef-1d6ce1c9408c
ORCID for Regina Frei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0953-6413

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Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:21

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Author: Mariachiara Puviani
Author: Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
Author: Regina Frei ORCID iD
Author: Giacomo Cabri

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