Accession Number : ADA559616


Title :   A Methodology For Developing an Agent Systems Reference Architecture


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENG CTR APG MD


Personal Author(s) : Nguyen, Duc N ; Usbeck, Kyle ; Mongan, William M ; Cannon, Christopher T ; Lass, Robert N ; Salvage, Jeff ; Regli, William S ; Mayk, Israel ; Urness, Todd


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a559616.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The slow adoption of agent-oriented methodologies as a paradigm for developing industry systems is due in part to their lack of integration and general-purpose use. There exists a need to define common patterns, relationships between components, and structural qualities that a reference architecture for agent-based systems would solve. However, there is little, if any, consensus on how to create a reference architecture for agent-based systems. This paper presents a methodology for developing a reference architecture that documents agent-based systems from different system viewpoints. Rather than the traditional approach of studying existing systems, the documentation methodology relies on forensic software analysis of agent frameworks (i.e., APIs and libraries for constructing agent systems). We demonstrate the methodology by describing the process used to create the Agent System Reference Architecture.


Descriptors :   *MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , ARCHITECTURE , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE