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Testing an Agent Based E-Novel System – Role Based Approach

  • N. Sivakumar
  • K. Vivekanandan
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 182)

Abstract

Agent Oriented Software Engineering(AOSE) methodologies are meant for providing guidelines, notations, terminologies and techniques for developing agent based systems. Several AOSE methodologies were proposed and almost no methodology deals with testing issues, stating that the testing can be carried out using the existing object-oriented testing techniques. Though objects and agents have some similarities, they both differ widely. Role is an important mental attribute/state of an agent. The main objective of the paper is to propose a role based testing technique that suits specifically for an agent based system. To demonstrate the proposed testing technique, an agent based E-novel system has been developed using Multi agent System Engineering (MaSE) methodology. The developed system is tested using the proposed role based approach and found that the results are encouraging.

Keywords

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Multi-Agent System Role based testing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPondicherry Engineering CollegePuducherryIndia

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