The OSOAD Methodology for Open Complex Agent Systems

World Scientific Publishing
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Journal Article
International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, 2005, 1, 10 (4), pp. 277 - 285
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Open complex agent systems (OCAS) are middle-size or large-scale open agent organization. To engineer OCAS, agentcentric organization-oriented analysis, design and implementation, namely organization-oriented methodology (OOM), has emerged as a highly promising direction. A number of OOM-related approaches have been proposed; while there are some intrinsic issues hidden in them. For instance, some fundamental system attributes, such as system dynamics, are not covered by almost all of the existing approaches. In this paper, we summarize our investigation of existing approaches, and report a new OOM approach called OSOAD. The OSOAD approach consists of organizational abstraction (OA), organization-oriented analysis (OOA), agent service-oriented design (ASOD), and Java agent service -based implementation. OSOAD provides complete and deployable mechanisms for all software engineering phases. Specifically, we notice the transition supports from OA to OOA and ASOD. This approach has been built and deployed with the practical development of agent service -based financial trading and mining applications.
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