|FIPA Design Process Documentation and Fragmentation Working Group|
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|A book collecting 13 methodologies (both agent-oriented and
object-oriented) represented using the FIPA specification n. SC00097B
has been published:
Handbook on Agent-Oriented Design Processes. Cossentino, M., Hilaire, V., Molesini, A., Seidita, V. (Eds.). Publisher: Springer. 2014.
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This working group will propose a definition of method fragment to be used during a situational method engineering process, the fundamental elements it is composed of and the metamodel it is based on.
The first step will be the identification of the most suitable process metamodel and notation: (i) for the representation of the existing design processes from which the fragments have to be extracted, and (ii) for the representation of fragments themselves. An important contribution about that might come from an OMG specification, the Software Process Engineering Metamodel 2.0 (SPEM), or from the ISO 24744 specification.
The second step will consist in the definition of a proper template for the description of agent-oriented design processes. Such a template will, obviously, refer to the selected process metamodel and suggest the adoption of good practices in documenting existing processes as well as defining new ones.
The third step will be the definition of the Method Fragment Structure and Documentation Template. This work will start from the results obtained by the FIPA Methodology Technical Committee (years 2003-2005).
The documentation and fragmentation of some existing design processes (members already committed for: ADELFE, ASEME, ASPECS, INGENIAS, GORMAS, PASSI, SODA) will be performed with the aim of defining guidelines and best practices for process fragmentation according to the specification provided in the Method Fragment Structure and Documentation Template.
The proposed work aims at providing the possibility of representing design processes and method fragments through the use of a standardized structure thus allowing the creation of sharable repositories and enabling an easier composition of new design processes.
In the future this standardized way of representing method fragments could be used for the implementation of fragments in a CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) tool supporting the designer during the construction phases.