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Regulated Open Multi-Agent Systems (ROMAS)

A Multi-Agent Approach for Designing Normative Open Systems

  • Emilia Garcia
  • Adriana Giret
  • Vicente Botti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
    Pages 1-7
  3. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 11-17
    3. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 19-31
  4. ROMAS Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 35-42
    3. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 43-49
    4. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 51-95
    5. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 97-117
  5. Evaluation and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 121-127
    3. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 129-139
    4. Emilia Garcia, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti
      Pages 141-144
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 145-151

About this book

Introduction

Addressing the open problem of engineering normative open systems using the multi-agent paradigm, normative open systems are explained as systems in which heterogeneous and autonomous entities and institutions coexist in a complex social and legal framework that can evolve to address the different and often conflicting objectives of the many stakeholders involved.

Presenting  a software engineering approach which covers both the analysis and design of these kinds of systems, and which deals with the open issues in the area, ROMAS (Regulated Open Multi-Agent Systems) defines a specific multi-agent architecture, meta-model, methodology and CASE tool. This CASE tool is based on Model-Driven technology and integrates the graphical design with the formal verification of some properties of these systems by means of model checking techniques.

Utilizing tables to enhance reader insights into the most important requirements for designing normative open multi-agent systems, the book also provides a detailed and easy to understand description of the ROMAS approach and the advantages of using ROMAS. This method is illustrated with case studies, in which the reader may develop a comprehensive understanding of applying ROMAS to a given problem. The case studies are presented with illustrations of the developments.

Reading this book will help readers to understand the increasing demand for normative open systems and their development requirements; understand how multi-agent systems approaches can be used to deal with the development of systems of this kind; to learn an easy to use and complete engineering method for large-scale and complex normative systems and to recognize how Model-Driven technology can be used to integrate the analysis, design, verification and implementation of multi-agent systems.

Keywords

Agreement Technologies Designing Normative Open Systems Model-driven Technology Multi-agent Systems Normative Systems ROMAS Regulated Open Multi-Agent Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Emilia Garcia
    • 1
  • Adriana Giret
    • 2
  • Vicente Botti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Systems and ComputationUniversitat Politecnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Systems and ComputationUniversitat Politecnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Computer Systems and ComputationUniversitat Politecnica de ValenciaValenicaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11572-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11571-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11572-6
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