Creating a Comprehensive Agent-Oriented Methodology: Using Method Engineering and the OPEN Metamodel

Creating a Comprehensive Agent-Oriented Methodology: Using Method Engineering and the OPEN Metamodel

Brian Henderson-Sellers (University of Technology, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-941-0.ch027
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Abstract

While individual agent-oriented methodologies are useful for restricted situations, a more flexible approach can be found in the use of situational method engineering. Using an underpinning metamodel, a repository of method fragments can be built up and, from this, a selected number of fragments can be abstracted to form an organization-specific or project-specific methodology. As an example, we demonstrate the use of the OPEN metamodel and repository, as extended to support agent-oriented conceptual thinking. Re-creation of existing methodologies, such as Prometheus, is demonstrated with further enhancements from other methodologies such as Tropos and Gaia.

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