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A Tool for Generating Model Transformations By-Example in Multi-Agent Systems

  • Iván García-Magariño
  • Sylvain Rougemaille
  • Rubén Fuentes-Fernández
  • Frédéric Migeon
  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
  • Jorge Gómez-Sanz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 55)

Abstract

Many Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) methodologies incorporate a model-driven approach. Model Driven Engineering is based on three main ideas: models are the “first-class citizens”, meta-models define modelling languages that are used to specify models and models are transformed during the development. However, model transformation is still a challenging issue in MAS. At first, MAS designers are not necessarily familiar with existing model transformation languages or tools. Secondly, existing tools for creating model transformations do not satisfy the necessities of agent-oriented software engineering, since they focused on coding with little support for developers. This paper proposes a tool for the creation of model transformations that is based on the generation of model transformations by-example. This tool overcomes the limitations of other similar tools in the sense that it can generate many-to-many transformation rules. The tool application is exemplified with two MAS methodologies, INGENIAS and ADELFE.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iván García-Magariño
    • 1
  • Sylvain Rougemaille
    • 2
  • Rubén Fuentes-Fernández
    • 1
  • Frédéric Migeon
    • 2
  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
    • 2
  • Jorge Gómez-Sanz
    • 1
  1. 1.D. Software Engineering and Artificial intelligence Facultad de InformaticaUnivesidad Complutense MadridSpain
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse SMAC Research GroupUniversité de ToulouseFrance

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