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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.195, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.424, CiteScore: 1)
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: 10, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 1)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.154, CiteScore: 0)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.132, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.163, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.878, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.455, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.275, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Intl. J. of Big Data Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.721, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.269, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Data Analytics     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.274, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.171, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.28, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.197, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.149, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Comparative Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.135, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computational Medicine and Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.196, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.127, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.217, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Digital Enterprise Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Digital Signals and Smart Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.134, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.254, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.185, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.255, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.215, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.132, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.396, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Forensic Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.199, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Governance and Financial Intermediation     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.428, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Humanitarian Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Hybrid Intelligence     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.43, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hydromechatronics     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Number of Followers: 3  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1746-1375 - ISSN (Online) 1746-1383
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  • Augmenting agent computational environments with quantitative reasoning
           modules and customisable bridge rules
    • Authors: Stefania Costantini, Andrea Formisano
      Pages: 245 - 274
      Abstract: There are many examples where large amounts of data might be potentially accessible to an agent, but the agent is constrained by the available budget since access to knowledge-bases is subject to fees. Also, there are several activities that an agent might plan and perform on the web where one or more stages imply the payment of fees. For instance, consider the issue of buying resources in a cloud computing context where the objective of the agent is to obtain the best possible configuration of a certain application within given budget constraints. In this paper, we consider the software-engineering problem of how to practically empower agents with the capability to perform budget-constrained reasoning in a uniform and principled way. To this aim, we enhance the ACE component-based agent architecture by means of a device for practical and computationally affordable quantitative reasoning, whose results actually determine one or more courses of agent's actions, also according to policies/preferences. We further enhance the ACE framework by making the agent-components interaction mechanism parametric with respect to the actual modules that an agent may dynamically decide to exploit. We discuss the proposed extensions on a realistic case-study.
      Keywords: agent computational environments; quantitative reasoning; MAS development; logic-based MAS; agent-oriented software engineering
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018) pp. 245 - 274
      PubDate: 2018-11-28T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.096415
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018)
       
  • Automating failure detection in cognitive agent programs
    • Authors: Vincent J. Koeman, Koen V. Hindriks, Catholijn M. Jonker
      Pages: 275 - 308
      Abstract: Debugging is notoriously difficult and time consuming but also essential for ensuring the reliability and quality of a software system. In order to reduce debugging effort and enable automated failure detection, we propose an <i>automated testing framework</i> for detecting failures in cognitive agent programs. Our approach is based on the assumption that modules within such programs are a natural unit for testing. We identify a minimal set of temporal operators that enable the specification of test conditions and show that the test language is sufficiently expressive for detecting all failure types of existing failure taxonomy. We also introduce an approach for specifying <i>test templates</i> that supports a programmer in writing tests. Furthermore, empirical analysis of agent programs allows us to evaluate whether our approach using test templates adequately detects failures, and to determine the effort that is required to do so in both single and multi-agent systems. We also discuss a concrete implementation of the proposed framework for the GOAL agent programming language that has been developed for the Eclipse IDE. With the use of this framework, evaluations have been performed based on test files and according questionnaires that were handed in by 94 novice programmers.
      Keywords: multi-agent systems; MASs; testing; verification; cognitive agents; failure detection; testing framework; failure taxonomy; test templates; run-time validation; agent-oriented software engineering
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018) pp. 275 - 308
      PubDate: 2018-11-28T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.096432
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018)
       
  • Protocol and role: abstraction mechanisms in agent oriented
           programming languages
    • Authors: Vincent J. Koeman, Koen V. Hindriks, Catholijn M. Jonker
      Pages: 309 - 328
      Abstract: The language mechanisms protocol and role are used in order to organise the interaction structures between agents in multi-agent systems. Agents are internally organised by means of roles, roles are related as protocols, and agents send messages to each other through their related roles. The comprehensive and complex interaction structures between agents are conceptualised by protocol and role, and these abstraction mechanisms are used in the description of interaction structures. The description of the interaction structures between agents becomes understandable and the development process of multi-agent systems becomes efficient and flexible. The language mechanisms are illustrated by means of a supporting application framework.
      Keywords: agent oriented programming language; abstraction mechanism; protocol; role; application framework
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018) pp. 309 - 328
      PubDate: 2018-11-28T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.096430
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018)
       
  • Experimental analysis of the effect of filtering perceptions in BDI agents
    • Authors: Márcio Fernando Stabile Jr., Carlos Eduardo Pantoja, Jaime Simão Sichman
      Pages: 329 - 368
      Abstract: One of the BDI paradigm's major concerns is the lack of control over the agents' perceptions. Without having any form of goal-directed perceptions, agents may be flooded by irrelevant information thus causing an unjustified increase in processing time. This issue becomes critical when one needs to develop agents to be integrated with virtual environments or simulators, or even in the case of embedded agents, as robots. In order to provide greater control on the agents' perceptions and to reduce their time response, this work proposes to incorporate a filtering perception mechanism within the Jason interpreter, aiming to eliminate irrelevant perceptions in order to reduce processing time. To this end, some types of pre-defined filters proposed in the literature have been implemented and their effect experimentally evaluated in three different simulated and one embedded agent experiments. Using a full factorial experiment design, a technique used in computer systems performance analysis, it was shown that applying perception filters can reduce up to 80% of an agent's processing time, without significantly affecting its performance measured in terms of its utility function.
      Keywords: BDI agents; belief-desire-intention; agent systems evaluation; perceptual filters; performance analysis; agent performance; goal-directed perceptions; Jason; experimental design; agent-oriented software
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018) pp. 329 - 368
      PubDate: 2018-11-28T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.096434
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018)
       
  • A multi-agent platform for the deployment of ambient systems
    • Authors: Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni, Ferdinand Piette, Costin Caval, Patrick Taillibert
      Pages: 369 - 401
      Abstract: With the explosion of the internet of things, it is critical to decide which connected devices can be used by an application in order to achieve its objectives, while maintaining user information privacy. In this paper we propose a solution for the configuration and the deployment of distributed applications in smart environments that takes into consideration device heterogeneity, the dynamics of the environment and the need for resource privacy. The key points of our solution are: 1) an ontology allowing the description of the environment (the hardware entities and the applications to be deployed) using graphs; 2) a distributed algorithm capable of reasoning on these descriptions to decide which hardware entities of the infrastructure have to be used to deploy a specific application; 3) a goal-directed multi-agent system as a well-adapted paradigm to provide a clear separation between the applicative and the infrastructure layers.
      Keywords: applicative paper; deployment; ambient intelligence; internet of things; multi-agent system; goal-driven agents; privacy management
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018) pp. 369 - 401
      PubDate: 2018-11-28T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.096435
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018)
       
  • Improving flexibility and dependability of remote patient monitoring with
           agent-oriented approaches
    • Authors: Davide Ancona, Angelo Ferrando, Viviana Mascardi
      Pages: 402 - 442
      Abstract: Remote patient monitoring (RPM) enables physicians to perform diagnosis and treatment remotely through sensors connected via a communication network. Dependability and flexibility are recognised as two key technological requirements for RPM take off. In this paper we address the questions of how RPM systems designed and implemented as multiagent systems (MASs) can ensure flexibility and dependability, and which agent-oriented approach is more suitable to achieve this goal. We analysed five state-of-the-art agent-oriented approaches according to ten features. Since no approach among the five clearly dominates the others, we selected the one we are more familiar with, parametric trace expressions. We used them to verify properties modelling existing medical guidelines and to develop a prototype where newborns suffering from hypoglycemia must be continuously monitored, showing how agentoriented approaches in general, and parametric trace expressions in particular, are suitable for engineering flexible and dependable RPM systems.
      Keywords: agent-oriented software engineering; AOSE; agent-oriented approaches; flexibility; dependability; remote patient monitoring; RPM; protocol-driven agents; self-adaptive agents; parametric trace expressions
      Citation: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018) pp. 402 - 442
      PubDate: 2018-11-28T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.096422
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (2018)
       
 
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