Integrating Adaptation Patterns into Agent Methodologies to Build Self-adaptive Systems

Mariachiara Puviani, Giacomo Cabri, Letizia Leonardi

Abstract

Agent systems represent a very good example of complex and self-adaptive systems. Adaptation must be conceived not only at the level of single components, but also at the system level, where adaptation must concern the entire structure of one system; adaptation patterns have been proposed to address both levels. Many methodologies have been proposed to support developers in their work, but they lack in addressing the choice and the exploitation of adaptation patterns. In this work, we propose an integration of adaptation patterns in agent-oriented methodologies, exploiting an existing methodology to concretely show how such an integration can be enacted.

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Puviani M., Cabri G. and Leonardi L. (2015). Integrating Adaptation Patterns into Agent Methodologies to Build Self-adaptive Systems . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-073-4, pages 99-106. DOI: 10.5220/0005276800990106


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@conference{icaart15,
author={Mariachiara Puviani and Giacomo Cabri and Letizia Leonardi},
title={Integrating Adaptation Patterns into Agent Methodologies to Build Self-adaptive Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2015},
pages={99-106},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005276800990106},
isbn={978-989-758-073-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Integrating Adaptation Patterns into Agent Methodologies to Build Self-adaptive Systems
SN - 978-989-758-073-4
AU - Puviani M.
AU - Cabri G.
AU - Leonardi L.
PY - 2015
SP - 99
EP - 106
DO - 10.5220/0005276800990106