Volume 7 : Number 1 : Paper 1

June 2004 Special Issue of Best Papers presented at JIISIC'2003. Valdivia, Chile. Guest Editor: Cecilia Bastarrica.
Title:
COMPOR: a Methodology, a Component Model, a Component based Framework and Tools to Build Multiagent Systems

Authors and Affiliations:
Hyggo Oliveira de Almeira, Electrical Engineering Departament Federal University of Para
Evandro de Barros Costa, Electrical Engineering Departament Federal University of Para
Rodrigo de Barros Paes, Departament of Informatics Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Angelo Percusich, Electrical Engineering Departament Federal University of Para

Abstract:
In this paper a set of guidelines, techniques and tools to develop software for multiagent systems (MAS), named COMPOR, are introduced. The main objetive is to provide an effective approach to deal with the dynamic and openness characteristics of such systems. COMPOR is based on a conceptual model for a society of agents named MATHEMA and on the component based software development. We present a methodology, a component model, a framework, and an environment to aid during the development process of MAS. We also discuss the aplication of COMPOR for an electronic commerce negotiation problem.

Received 04/08/2004, Revised , Editor: Cecilia Bastarrica
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