Abstract

Multi-agent systems are emerging as a potential solution to the problem of constructing flexible network-based software. A characteristic of such systems is that wholesystem behaviour patterns emerge from the combination of many details in many agents, in sometimes intricate ways. Understanding the big picture by composing the details is often difficult and designing the details to achieve some desired whole-system behaviour pattern can easily become a cut-and-try exercise. To help solve these problems, we offer use case maps (UCMs) to provide a first-class representation of whole-system behaviour patterns, at a level above details. To illustrate the approach, we apply it to a classical distributed system problem of a kind that agent systems must be capable of solving, namely feature interaction in telephony.

-- JeanFrancoisRoy - 18 Oct 2005

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Title Applying Use Case Maps to Multi-agent Systems: A Feature Interaction Example
Authors R.J.A. Buhr, M. Elammari, T. Gray, and S. Mankovski
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'98), Hawaii, USA, January 1998
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Editors
Publisher
Month January
Year 1998
Pages 171-179
DOI 10.1109/HICSS.1998.654771
Keywords Agents, Use Case Maps
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Topic revision: r4 - 06 Nov 2009, GunterMussbacher
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