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Towards goal-oriented design of agent systems

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2 Author(s)
Khallouf, J. ; R. Melbourne Inst. of Technol., Vic., Australia ; Winikoff, M.

The initial step of any software engineering methodology is to form requirements. Recently, a goal-oriented approach to requirements has been proposed and argued to be beneficial. Goals also play a key role in the implementation of proactive software agents. However, although some agent-oriented software engineering methodologies have incorporated (aspects of) goal-oriented requirements engineering, and although they target agent platforms that provide goals as an implementation construct, none of the methodologies provide a goal-oriented design process. We present modifications to the Prometheus methodology which make it more goal-oriented in its design phases and report on an experimental evaluation comparing the effectiveness of the original and refined methodologies.

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Quality Software, 2005. (QSIC 2005). Fifth International Conference on

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19-20 Sept. 2005