Specifying Agent Behaviour with Use Cases

  • Clinton Heinze
  • Michael Papasimeon
  • Simon Goss
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1881)


The software engineering of multi-agent systems demands specification of the required agent behaviours to provide documented requirements for the design and implementation phases. A methodology for the analysis and specification of agent behaviours is proposed, which arises from a lengthy experience in the construction of multi-agent simulations for military operations research. The methodology builds upon the existing use case modelling techniques provided by the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and is in keeping with the agent extensions to the UML proposed elsewhere. A case-study from a specific multi-agent air combat simulation accompanies the elaboration of the methodology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clinton Heinze
    • 1
  • Michael Papasimeon
    • 2
  • Simon Goss
    • 3
  1. 1.Air Operations Division - Aeronautical and Maritime Research LaboratoryDefence Science and Technology OrganisationVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Air Operations Division - Aeronautical and Maritime Research LaboratoryDefence Science and Technology OrganisationVictoriaAustralia
  3. 3.Air Operations Division - Aeronautical and Maritime Research LaboratoryDefence Science and Technology OrganisationVictoriaAustralia

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