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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso

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Nagib C. Callaos


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The Impact of Virtual Reality Environments on Body Movement and Concentration Skills. A Successful Attempt at Teaching Novice Computer Users
Esther Zaretsky
(pages: 1-7)

A Language Exchange Program: Sustainability Innovation in Language and Culture Engagement
Trinidad Fernández, Grisel García-Pérez, Joaquin Santiago
(pages: 8-12)

Secondary Schools Students’ Language Literacy Skills Aided by the Use of Computer Tools
Odette Bourjaili Radi
(pages: 13-20)

Using an Interdisciplinary Course to Teach Intercultural Communication: Helping Students and Faculty Bridge Disciplinary Divides
Madelyn Flammia, Houman Sadri
(pages: 21-26)

Trends in Information Security for Mexican Companies, is the Cloud Computing the Answer?
Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, Graciela Vázquez-Álvarez, Alejandro Zavala-Galindo
(pages: 27-33)

Visibility of Open Acces Repositories of Digital University Libraries: A Case Study of the EU Visegrád Group
Erzsebet Dani
(pages: 34-40)

Conflict Resolution and Concensus Development among Inherently Contradictory Agents Using Fuzzy Linguistic Variables
Terrence P. Fries
(pages: 41-48)

A Comparison of Functional and Imperative Programming Techniques for Mathematical Software Development
Scott Frame, John W. Coffey
(pages: 49-53)

Personalized System of Instruction and Mobile-Learning Models 2014 and Beyond
Laura Thompson, Richard Johnson
(pages: 54-62)

The Co-Existence of Presenteeism and Commitment Organizational: An Institute of Technical and Technological Education Perspective (Short Report)
Marcus Vinicius Dantas de Assunção, Renata Lissa Soares da Silva, Miler Franco Danjour, Patrícia Whebber S. de Oliveira
(pages: 63-66)

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Goal-Directed Reaching in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Feasibility Study
Nicole M. G. Salowitz, Bridget Dolan, Rheanna Remmel, Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, Kristine Mosier, Lucia Simo, Robert A. Scheidt
(pages: 67-73)

Authentication and Data Security in ITS Telecommunications Solutions
Tomas Zelinka, Michal Jerabek, Zdenek Lokaj
(pages: 74-80)

Measurement of Pressure between Upper Airway Tract and Laryngoscope Blade during Orotracheal Intubation with Film of Microcapsules
Shigehiro Hashimoto, Tianyuan Wang
(pages: 81-85)

Development of a Web Application: Recording Learners’ Mouse Trajectories and Retrieving their Study Logs to Identify the Occurrence of Hesitation in Solving Word-Reordering Problems
Mitsumasa Zushi, Yoshinori Miyazaki, Ryosuke Miki, Ken Norizuki
(pages: 86-91)


 

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MA-IS: Design of Information System in a Multi-Agents Environment

Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Enrico Pulimeno


The complexity of the information systems has recently had a remarkable increase, mostly thanks to the enormous impact that it has had in the multi-agent system (MAS) area; hence the need to integrate two systems and obtain an IS that takes advantage of the potentialities of the MAS. To this purpose, a methodology to analyze and design a multi-agent system is needed. In order to define such a methodology, which should take into account all the aspects of the MAS, first we need to establish not only a conceptual model of the system but also a communication level model. In this paper we propose the use of DDS framework for the communication level and the use of the BWW ontology for representation and design of the domain knowledge base. The idea of the above-mentioned methodology was conceived in the SISTDE project, which uses the ontology for the description of the domain, so as to provide the agents with a knowledge base that concurs to define their behaviour according to external events. In addition to this, the experience we have matured in the IS modelling using the BWW ontology is a key-point of our approach.

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