Hammamet  Meeting

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AOSE Meeting Programme

Contributions and working documents


Previous AOSE TFs

AOSE-TFG1 (Rome)

AOSE-TFG2 (Ljubliana)

AOSE-TFG3 (Budapest)

AOSE-TFG4 (Lisbon)


Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Technical Forum
Hammamet, Tunisia Event
12 December

(co-located with EUMAS'07)

Fifth Technical Forum Group (TFG5) website


  • Results of TFG4 (Lisbon) meeting are available here
  • Results of TFG3 (Budapest) meeting are available here.
  • Results of TFG2 (Ljubljana) meeting are available here.
  • Results of TFG1 (Rome) meeting are available here.


This fifth edition continues the tradition of the AOSE Technical Forum Group (TFG) started back in 2004. The scope of this Technical Forum (TF) is to work on agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE) main challenges and its specific aim is renewing and strengthening the cohesion of the AOSE community that participated in the previous meetings. As a tangible result of these events, several members of this TFG now share common research activities and projects originated from the discussions they had during the meetings (or after them).

The initial work plan for this half day meeting mainly includes topics proposed by TFG supporters and a few panels on relevant research issues.

The topics of interest are (but are not limited to):

  • Agent modelling languages;

  • Methodologies for agent-oriented analysis and design;

  • Testing techniques for Multi-agent systems;

  • Patterns, aspects and re-use approaches for agent-oriented software;

  • Methodology evaluation;

  • Model-driven architecture (MDA) for MAS;

  • Refinement and synthesis techniques for agent-based specifications;

  • Verification and validation techniques for agent-based systems;

  • Software development environments and CASE tools for AOSE;

  • Formal methods for agent-oriented systems, including specification and verification logics;

  • Model checking for agent-oriented systems;

  • Engineering large-scale agent systems;

  • Multi-agent systems and software product lines;

  • Experiences and real applications with agents;

  • Market and other economic models in agent systems engineering;

  • Practical coordination and cooperation frameworks for agent systems;

  • Standardisation approaches in AOSE;

  • Trends in software engineering and AOSE (method engineering, model driven engineering, etc.)


Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a paper thus allowing other attendees to know, well before the meeting, the arguments that will be discussed there.
We accept position papers, papers illustrating new researches in the area as well as any other scientific relevant contribution (also demonstration of prototypes) about the above listed topics. There will be no formal proceedings. Therefore published papers are acceptable too (provided that no existing copyright is infringed).
The format and length of such position papers are open.

Registration for AOSE TF is free. Unfortunately, there will be no funding for attendants in this edition. We would like to invite all those who are interested in participating remotely to submit a
paper about the above mentioned topics. Papers should be sent to:

  • Massimo Cossentino, email:

  • Carole Bernon, email:

and they will be published on the AOSE TFG web page.


The deadline for contributions related to talks to be held during the meeting is
***November 20th***


while contributions just for publication in the website could be sent even after the event, perhaps to clarify an opinion issued during the meeting.



AOSE TF chairs

Massimo Cossentino
Italian National Research Council, ICAR Institute
Palermo, Italy

Carole Bernon
Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, University Paul Sabatier
Tolouse, France

Brian Henderson-Sellers
University of Technology
Sydney, Australia

Abderrafiaa Koukam
Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard

See you in Hammamet