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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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How to Learn Multidisciplinary Ideas
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 1-7)

The HY-DE Model: An Interdisciplinary Attempt to Deal with the Phenomenon of Hyperattention
Erzsebet Dani
(pages: 8-14)

Open up or Close down - The new Era of “Openneers” and how they lead the Way to Future Success
Manuel Moritz, Tobias Redlich, Pascal Krenz, Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi, Sissy Basmer-Birkenfeld, Jens P. Wulfsberg
(pages: 15-22)

Developing Global Competency across the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Project
Madelyn Flammia, Houman Sadri
(pages: 23-27)

Knowledge Management Systems as an Interdisciplinary Communication and Personalized General-Purpose Technology
Ulrich Schmitt
(pages: 28-37)

Work Integrated Learning - a Marriage Between Academia and Working Life
Martin Gellerstedt
(pages: 38-46)

Alexander von Humboldt's Idea of Interconnectedness and its Relationship to Interdisciplinarity and Communication
Detlev Doherr
(pages: 47-51)

A Philosophy of Learning
Jeremy Horne
(pages: 52-56)

Fostering Innovation in Higher Education through Entrepreneurial Leadership
Ronald A. Styron Jr.
(pages: 57-61)

Informational Urbanism
Wolfgang G. Stock
(pages: 62-69)

A Silent Revolution in Reflexivity
Karl H. Müller
(pages: 70-81)

Innovative Approaches to Building Comprehensive Talent Pipelines: Helping to Grow a Strong and Diverse Professional Workforce
R. Cherinka, J. Prezzama
(pages: 82-86)

The Multiple Faces of Reflexive Research Designs
Karl H. Müller
(pages: 87-98)

Towards a New Cybernetic Interdisciplinary Approach to Pedagogic Challenge
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 99-104)

The Use of Narrative Medicine Literature for Interdisciplinary Communication through the Internet Learning System
Ya-Huei Wang, Pan-Fu Kao, Hung-Chang Liao
(pages: 105-115)

The Interdisciplinary Business Doctorate for Executives: A Novel Way to Bridge Academic Research and Practice
T. Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey
(pages: 116-121)

Concept Mapping and Knowledge Modeling: A Multi-Disciplinary Educational, Informational, and Communication Technology
John W. Coffey
(pages: 122-128)

Multi-Disciplinary Research Experiences Integrated with Industry –Field Experiences
Suzanne Lunsford, Corrie Spradlin, Mary Sullivan, Phuong Khanh Quoc Nguyen
(pages: 129-131)

Consulting Informs Best Practice in Academia
Risa Blair
(pages: 132-133)


 

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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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