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The SODA Methodology: Meta-model and Process Documentation

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The SODA methodology deals with MAS analysis and design, and focuses on critical issues such as agent coordination and MAS-environment interaction. After its first formulation, in order to further meet the needs of complex MAS engineering, SODA was extended to embody both the layering principle and the Agents & Artifacts (A&A) meta-model. As a result, both the SODA meta-model and the SODA process were re-defined, also to include two new phases—Requirement Analysis and Architectural Design. This chapter is then devoted to the documentation of the complete SODA process according to the FIPA standard.

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  • Work Product
  • Detailed Design
  • Design Activity
  • Architectural Design
  • Requirement Analysis

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This work was supported by the EU-FP7-FET Proactive project SAPERE—Self-aware Pervasive Service Ecosystems under contract no. 256873.

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Molesini, A., Omicini, A. (2014). The SODA Methodology: Meta-model and Process Documentation. In: Cossentino, M., Hilaire, V., Molesini, A., Seidita, V. (eds) Handbook on Agent-Oriented Design Processes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39975-6_13

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