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A Methodology for Developing Complex Information System Based Multiple Intelligent Agents

A Methodology for Developing Complex Information System Based Multiple Intelligent Agents
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Author(s): Yao Li (National University of Defense Technology, PRC), Feng Xiaosheng (National University of Defense Technology, PRC)and Zhang Weiming (National University of Defense Technology, PRC)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch200
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


This article presents a methodology for developing a complex information system by integrating Organization Theory with Multiply Intelligent Agents technology. The main idea of this method: the complex information system is regarded as a multi-agent organization, analyzed the organization characteristic of multi-agent systems according as computing organization theory, and built the organization model, accordingly formed the strict specification. Secondly all types of organizational roles taken on by multiple intelligent agents are fixed on according as techniques in existence and available resources, and the responsibility and granularity are also made sure from this. Then, conceptual models of all kinds of agents are designed by adopting Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture in according with the organization model, and a clear and operable development pattern (i.e. interaction model and BOS model) is built for realizing the system on computer. Finally, according to the conceptual models, the prototypal complex information system is got quickly by programming on a cooperative working platform (MBOS).

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