A Domain Specific Modeling Language for Multiagent Systems

Christian Hahn

In: Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagents Systems. International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2008) May 12-16 Estoril Portugal Seiten 233-240 1 ACM 2008.


Software systems are becoming more and more complex with a large number of interacting partners often distributed over a network. A common dilemma faced by software engineers in building complex systems is the lack of clear requirements and domain knowledge needed to come up with a detailed design of the system. Agent technologies are a suitable programming paradigm to cope with the complexity of modern software systems. However, existing agent-based methodologies and tools are developed for experienced programmers and are not suitable for non-agent experts. This paper discusses a domain specific modeling language for multiagent systems that (i) provides a clear syntax and semantics to define agent-based systems in a graphical visualized manner and (ii) can be used to automatically derive code from its design through model transformations.

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