A Model Driven Development of Platform-Neutral Agents

  • Inmaculada Ayala
  • Mercedes Amor
  • Lidia Fuentes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6251)


The automatic transformation of software agent designs into implementations for different agent platforms is currently a key issue in the MAS development process. Recently several approaches have been proposed using model driven development concepts to specify generic agent metamodels and/or define a set of transformation rules from the design phase for different agent implementation platforms. Although for some systems this is acceptable, in the context of Ambient Intelligence, this could be a serious limitation because of the variety of devices involved in these systems ranging from desktop computers to lightweight devices. In this paper we propose to transform PIM4Agents, a generic agent metamodel used at the design phase, into Malaca, an agent specific platform-neutral metamodel for agents. With only one set of transformations it is possible to generate a partial implementation in Malaca, which can be deployed in any kind of device and can interact with any FIPA compliant agent platform.


AOSE MDD Malaca Code generation AmI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inmaculada Ayala
    • 1
  • Mercedes Amor
    • 1
  • Lidia Fuentes
    • 1
  1. 1.E.T.S.I. Informática, Universidad de MálagaSpain

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