Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering   »   2009 Vol.3, No.2/3

 

 

Title: MA-UML: a conceptual approach for mobile agents' modelling

 

Author: Hela Hachicha, Adlen Loukil, Khaled Ghedira

 

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LI3, Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis, Universite de Tunis, Tunisia.
LI3, Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis, Universite de Tunis, Tunisia.
LI3, Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis, Universite de Tunis, Tunisia

 

Abstract: In recent years, software development based on Mobile Agents (MAs) has received important attention because it introduces a new development paradigm for widely distributed and heterogeneous systems. However, the existing work has mostly focused on the implementation phase of the MA-based applications development process and they do not take into consideration the analysis and design phases. In this paper, we present a conceptual approach to model MAs. This approach is materialised by a Unified Modelling Language (UML) profile, called MA-UML for modelling MAs.

 

Keywords: mobile agents; unified modelling language; UML profile; agent UML; agent modelling; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; software development; agent-oriented software.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2009.023640

 

Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2009 Vol.3, No.2/3, pp.277 - 305

 

Available online: 04 Mar 2009

 

 

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