Title: Towards an MDA-based multi-agent system

Authors: Sana Nouzri; Aziz El Fazziki

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, BP 2390, Marrakech, Morocco. ' Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, BP 2390, Marrakech, Morocco

Abstract: Most agent-oriented methodologies do not provide a development approach that ensures the transition from the design phase to the implementation phase. To certify the system consistency during the development process, and to avoid developers putting an extra effort to implement the system on a specific platform, we propose a new approach based on agent meta-model, business process (BP) meta-model, MAS-ML meta-model, Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) and Multi-Agent System (MAS). This approach defines different meta-models and models that instantiate the defined meta-models. This allows a mapping from the requirement model to the platform-specific model. To validate our proposal, we propose a case study in visual agent environment.

Keywords: MDA; model-driven architecture; MAS; multi-agent systems; metamodelling; MAS-ML; visual agents; agent-based systems; business process modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2011.043543

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2011 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.181 - 193

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 04 Nov 2011 *

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