|FIPA Methodology Technical Committee|
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|This FIPA Technical Committee will focus on the
identification of a methodology for developing of multi-agent systems.
Existing development methodologies have different advantages when applied to specific problems. It is therefore possible to think that the developer of a MAS would like to use phases or models or elements coming from different methodologies in order to build up a personalized approach for his own problem.
In order to reuse contributions coming from existing methodologies we will adopt the method engineering (see the metamodel page for some references) as the referring paradigm. In this context the development methodology is constructed by the developer assembling pieces of the process (method fragments) from a method base. In this way he/she could obtain the best process for his/her specific need/problem.
We will take method fragments (the composing elements of the development methodology) from several existing methodologies like: AOR, Cassiopeia, Gaia, Mase, Message, PASSI, Tropos, and so on, if these fragments are coherent with the FIPA architecture. Other novel and specific contributions will be considered as well.