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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 3)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 1)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 23)
EuroMed J. of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European J. of Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.987, h-index: 16)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 7)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.143, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.401, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.455, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.369, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.138, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.114, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.297, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.264, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.273, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.385, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.289, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.221, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.252, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.147, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.667, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.149, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.431, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.235, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Industrial Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Information and Coding Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Information and Communication Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. J. of Information Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Systems and Change Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Information Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)

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Journal Cover International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
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   ISSN (Print) 1746-1375 - ISSN (Online) 1746-1383
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  • Process-oriented modelling, creation, and interpretation of
           multi-agent systems
    • Authors: Tobias Küster, Axel Heßler, Sahin Albayrak
      Pages: 108 - 133
      Abstract: In the past, different ways of integrating business processes and multi-agent systems have been proposed. Often, those approaches use restricted process models or target only single agents, and are thus not making full use of the expressive power of modern process modelling notations. Nevertheless, business processes have many notions in common with agents, giving them great potential for modelling complex multi-agent systems. In this article, we combine concepts from several existing approaches to a mapping from business process diagrams to readily executable agent components. That mapping has been implemented in two ways: as a transformation, producing well-structured and extensible agent code, and as an interpreter, accounting for nearly the entire expressiveness of the process modelling notation.
      Keywords: multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; agent engineering; process modelling; model driven engineering; code generation; interpretation; business process model and notation; BPMN; Java-based intelligent agent componentware; JIAC; business proc
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016) pp. 108 - 133
      PubDate: 2016-12-10T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2016.080892
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016)
       
  • A stepwise refinement-based development of self-organising multi-agent
           systems: application to the foraging ants
    • Authors: Zeineb Graja, Frédéric Migeon, Christine Maurel, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Ahmed Hadj Kacem
      Pages: 134 - 166
      Abstract: This paper proposes a formal modelling for self-organising multi-agent systems (SOMAS) based on stepwise refinements, with the Event-B language and the temporal logic of actions (TLA). This modelling allows to develop this kind of systems in a more structured manner. In addition, it enables to reason, in a rigorous way, about the correctness of the derived models both at the local level and the global level. Our work is illustrated by the foraging ants case study.
      Keywords: self-organising MAS; multi-agent systems; SOMAS; agent-based systems; foraging ants; formal verification; convergence; resilience; stepwise refinements; Event-B; temporal logic of actions; TLA; modelling
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016) pp. 134 - 166
      PubDate: 2016-12-10T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2016.080891
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016)
       
  • Design patterns for multi-agent programming
    • Authors: Mehdi Dastani, Bas Testerink
      Pages: 167 - 202
      Abstract: Various agent-based programming languages and frameworks have been proposed to support the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. They have provided a valuable contribution to the identification and operationalisation of agent concepts and abstractions by proposing specific programming constructs. Unfortunately, these contributions have not yet been widely adopted by industry. In this paper, we follow the argument that multi-agent programming technology can find its way to industry by providing a methodology that guides the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems in standard programming technology. The proposed methodology explains how some characteristic concepts and abstractions related to autonomous agents and multi-agent systems can be implemented in object-oriented technology. This is done by initiating a Java library of object-oriented design patterns for some characteristic but established programming constructs that have been developed in some agent-based programming languages.
      Keywords: multi-agent programming; object-oriented programming; OOP; design patterns; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; autonomous agents; object-oriented design; OOD
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016) pp. 167 - 202
      PubDate: 2016-12-10T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2016.080896
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016)
       
  • Modelling and implementing modularised BDI agents with capability
           relationships
    • Authors: Ingrid Nunes, João Guilherme Faccin
      Pages: 203 - 231
      Abstract: The BDI model is the foundation for one of the most widely used architectures to develop autonomous agents. Such model provides the concepts of beliefs, desires and intentions, which comprise the internal agent structure. Although much work has been done to support BDI agent development, there is lack of approaches that focus on modularisation of intra-agent software components. Given that agents often present a complex behaviour and, consequently, complex design and implementation, modularisation is a key to make the development of large-scale enterprise applications feasible. In this paper, we extend the concept of capability, which emerged to model BDI agent modules, by adding different types of relationships between them, namely association, composition and generalisation. Such relationships allow the development of BDI agent building blocks that can be combined so as to form agents, while hiding capability information as needed. Moreover, we present a modelling tool and implementation of the proposed relationships to not only provide the conceptual foundation of our approach but also enable its practical use. We show the effectiveness of our approach by refactoring an existing software product line implemented with BDI agents using our capability relationships.
      Keywords: modularisation; BDI architecture; belief desire intention; agent-oriented programming; BDI4JADE; modelling; modularised BDI agents; capability relationships; autonomous agents; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016) pp. 203 - 231
      PubDate: 2016-12-10T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2016.080887
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016)
       
  • An architecture for scalable simulation of systems of cognitive agents
    • Authors: Tobias Ahlbrecht, Jürgen Dix, Niklas Fiekas, Michael Köster, Philipp Kraus, Jörg P. Müller
      Pages: 232 - 265
      Abstract: Using purely agent-based platforms for any kind of simulation requires to address the following challenges: 1) scalability; 2) efficient memory management; 3) modelling. While dedicated professional simulation tools usually provide rich domain libraries and advanced visualisation techniques, and support the simulation of large scenarios, they do not allow for 'agentisation' of single components. We are trying to bridge this gap by developing a distributed, scalable multi-agent simulation platform, MASeRaTi, addressing the three problems mentioned above. It allows to plug-in both dedicated simulation tools as well as the agentisation of certain components of the system. We describe the system architecture, which consists of a lightweight kernel and an agent-modelling layer, on top of which applications reside. An evaluation of the platform is provided by: 1) a proof-of-concept implementation of the well-known cow scenario used in the multi-agent programming contest; 2) experimentally investigating scalability in comparison to the Jason platform.
      Keywords: distributed simulation; scalability; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; modelling; cognitive agents; scheduling; memory management; multi-agent programming
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016) pp. 232 - 265
      PubDate: 2016-12-10T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2016.080897
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016)
       
  • Integrating interaction with agents, environment, and organisation in
           JaCaMo
    • Authors: Maicon Rafael Zatelli, Alessandro Ricci, Jomi Fred Hübner
      Pages: 266 - 302
      Abstract: Interaction is a subject widely investigated in multi-agent systems (MASs), but some issues are still open. While most of current approaches of interaction in MAS just consider the interaction among agents, some problems are better modelled when the interaction exploits the synergy with agents, environment, and organisation. In this paper, the interaction is conceived as a first-class abstraction considering the other MAS components, like the organisation and the environment. The main aim is to exploit the synergy among the interaction and the other MAS components, where a MAS developer benefits from the advantages of specifying, developing, and executing the interaction component as a first-class abstraction. The paper presents a conceptual model for the interaction component, a language to define the interaction, the integration of the interaction component into the JaCaMo platform, and an evaluation of its benefits and drawbacks.
      Keywords: interaction; protocols; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; organisation; agents; JaCaMo; open systems
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016) pp. 266 - 302
      PubDate: 2016-12-10T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2016.080889
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2/3 (2016)
       
 
 
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