A software Engineering Process for BDI Agent-Based Systems

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Zhang, Irene, Kendall, Elizabeth and Jiang, Harvey (2003) A software Engineering Process for BDI Agent-Based Systems. In: Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003). IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey, pp. 392-399.


Extensive research for BDI (belief, desire, intention) agents has been carried out. To employ BDI agents in an application such as life cycle costs (LCC) information gathering, a methodology is required to analyze, design and specify agents from system requirements. Although some methodologies are available for development of agent-based systems, none provide a systematic approach for BDI agent-based systems involving all phases of the software development life cycle, especially for addressing agent specifications. This paper exploits synergy across different research areas such as use cases, BDI agents, role models, and IDEF, and proposes a methodology for BDI agent-based systems. This methodology presents a step-by-step process for agent-oriented software engineering. This process has been applied to designing a BDI agent-based information gathering system for LCC. This paper presented at the Conference dated between 13-16 Oct. 2003

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6438
DOI 10.1109/IAT.2003.1241107
Official URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arn...
ISBN 0769519318
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0803 Computer Software
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords ResPubID18782, belief maintenance, formal specification, knowledge engineering, life cycle costing, software agents, belief desire intention agent
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