Following AOSE TFs
AOSE-TFG4 (Lisbon)
AOSE-TFG5 (Hammameth)

Budapest  Meeting
AOSE Meeting Programme

AL3-TF3 Programme


Contributions and working documents


Previous AOSE TFs

AOSE-TFG1 (Rome)

AOSE-TFG2 (Ljubliana)


Agent-Oriented Software Engineering TFG
AL3 Budapest, Hungary Event
15-17 September 2005



  • The registration deadline for the AL3 event is September, 7th. Don't forget to register (the form can be found at the Agentlink site).
  • 14-08-05: A few grants are available for attending the Agentlink Budapest meeting.
    Grants will be about 500 euros (it depends on the number of people) and will be used to reimburse flight, hotel and other travel related expenses after that you have documented them. If you want to apply for these grants send your name, institution, and email by Sunday 21st, Aug. to the TFG chair (see below). Late requests will be processed too, according to funds availability.
  • 14-08-05: Post Ljubljana meeting activities are reported in this page
  • 29-07-05: Meeting dates and place (preliminary): Friday 16/9: 14:30-18:15; Saturday 17/9: 09:15-13:00. The meeting will be at the Hotel Agro Panorama (~10min walking distance from Hotel Normafa where CEEMAS2005 will be hosted)
  • 29-07-05: Questionnaire on methodologies evaluation: contribute to our effort in methodologies evaluation. Fill in the questionnaire and send it to the chair. Results will be discussed during the meeting.
  • Results of TFG2 (Ljubljana) meeting are available at:
  • Results of TFG1 (Rome) meeting are available at:


The scope of this TFG is to work on agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE) main challenges. These include all the topics presented in the AgentLink II Roadmap and some others proposed by TFG supporters.

In the first meeting (in Rome), the TFG activity was divided in two different sessions: the first session dealt with methodologies and MAS (multi-agent system) meta-models. In the second session, we discussed about methodologies evaluation, ideas for future activity of this TFG and future trends in AOSE. A large number of people attended the two different sessions and a total number of 17 talks have been presented.

The second AOSE TFG meeting (in Ljubljana) was mainly devoted to the discussion of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) meta-models with the purpose of identifying a unifying meta-model that could be considered as a common denominator for most of the existing approaches and a basis for the development of the future new ones. The meeting was organized in three sessions: talks about agent modeling and MAS meta-models, discussion on the unified meta-model, planning of activities to be done after this meeting and debate about topics to be included in the next one.

At the end of the meeting a MAS meta-model including nine components (Agent, Cognitive Agent, Role, Task, Environment, Organization), their relationships and definitions has been draft. In the last session, after a discussion, two main activities have been planned for the next meeting: the completion of the work on the MAS meta-model and the study of existing methodologies evaluation approaches with the aim of creating a shared online repository of papers, methods, experiences, case studies and success histories.


Main topics of the Budapest meeting

  • Refining the MAS meta-model defined during the Ljubljana meeting.
  • Discussing methodologies evaluation approaches, benchmarks, metrics, case studies and verifying the possibility of starting a collaborative work for the identification of a largely agreed framework. A questionnaire will be used to evaluate the existing methodologies. All participants are invited to participate in this evaluation effort.
  • Other topics can be included as well if proposed by participants.

How to Participate

Four ways of participating to this event are possible:

  • By answering the call for contributions about a specific MAS meta-model. Send a short text (up to 5 pages) describing the meta-model to the TFG’s chair (see below) by Sept, 4th.

  • By sending a statement of interest in supporting an activity about methodologies evaluation. If available, also provide some information about useful case-studies, benchmarks, significant parameters and quality indexes of design methodologies. We are particularly interested in success stories on the field. Received statements of interest and materials will be discussed during the meeting and will help in defining the directions for the next TFG proposal. Send the descriptive text in a file (raw text, pdf, ps or MS Word) to the chair by Sept, 4th. We are collecting evaluations on agent-oriented methodologies using a questionnaire. Please fill in it and send to the chair by

  • By proposing a talk about any AOSE-related topic. Proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee and will be scheduled only in a very limited number.

  • By attending the meeting.

Please send all contributions to cossentino[at)

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See the TF3 event page. Remember to register!


TFG Chair

Massimo Cossentino, ICAR-CNR (National Research Council), cossentino[at)

Organizing Committee

  • Carole Bernon, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France - bernon[at) –

  • Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, jpavon[at),

  • Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, franco.zambonelli[at)

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TFC Promoters

  • Giancarlo Fortino, DEIS - Università della Calabria, Italy. g.fortino[at),

  • Alfredo Garro, Università Della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy, garro[at),

  • Jorge J. Gómez-Sanz, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, jjgomez[at)

  • Zahia Guessom, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Paris, France. Zahia.Guessoum[at),

  • Vito Morreale, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, vito.morreale[at)

  • Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, sossowski[at)

  • Lin Padgham, Department of Computer Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Michael Rovatsos, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh,,

  • Luca Sabatucci, Dipartimento Ingegneria Informatica – University of Palermo, sabatucci[at)

  • Valeria Seidita, Dipartimento Ingegneria Informatica – University of Palermo, seidita[at)

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney

  • Juan Manuel Serrano, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, jserrano[at)

  • Paola Turci, University of Parma, Parma (Italy), turci[at)


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