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Allocating Goals to Agent Roles During MAS Requirements Engineering

  • Ivan J. Jureta
  • Stéphane Faulkner
  • Pierre-Yves Schobbens
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4405)

Abstract

Allocation of goal responsibilities to agent roles in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) influence the degree to which these systems satisfy nonfunctional requirements. This paper proposes a systematic approach that starts from nonfunctional requirements identification and moves towards agent role definition guided by the degree of nonfunctional requirements satisfaction. The approach relies on goal-dependencies to allow potential MAS vulnerabilities to be studied. In contrast to related work where organizational patterns are imposed on MAS, roles are constructed first, allowing MAS organizational structures to emerge from role definitions.

Keywords

Multiagent System Goal Achievement Requirement Engineer Allocation Approach Agent Role 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan J. Jureta
    • 1
  • Stéphane Faulkner
    • 1
  • Pierre-Yves Schobbens
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Management Research Unit (IMRU), University of Namur, 8 Rempart de la Vierge, B-5000 NamurBelgium
  2. 2.Institut d’Informatique, University of Namur, 8 Rempart de la Vierge, B-5000 NamurBelgium

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