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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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Zooming in, Zooming Out: A Framework for Hierarchical Genetic Algorithms
Jennifer Seitzer
(pages: 1-5)

Perceptions of Electronic Health Records in Mississippi
Jennifer L. Styron, Barry Cumbie
(pages: 6-12)

A Problem-Solving Approach to Teaching Creativity for Engineering and Other Disciplines
Chelsey Bradford, Zachary Balgeman, Fernando Aguilar, Sami Khorbotly, Mark M. Budnk
(pages: 13-17)

Measurement of Flow Properties of Mammalian Blood with Different Hematocrit Values Using Falling Needle Rheometer
Takamasa Suzuki, Sadao Araki, Hideki Yamamoto, Kimito Kawamura, Hiroko Aida, Dominik Bernitzky, Roberto Plasenzotti
(pages: 18-20)

New FACTS Equipment in an Enhanced Version of Smart Grids. The Magnetic Gate
Julio Enrique Posada C.
(pages: 21-25)

Analysis of Air Flow Past and through the 2415-3S Airfoil for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Internal Propulsion System
Luis D. Mendoza, Jirí Nožicka
(pages: 26-31)

Cognitive Analytics: A Step Towards Tacit Knowledge?
Fred A. Maymir-Ducharme, Lee A. Angelelli
(pages: 32-38)

Comparison of Alternative Processes for Support Decisions
Manuel Martínez-Álvarez, Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, Graciela Vázquez-Álvarez
(pages: 39-46)

Extensive Investigations on Bio-Inspired Trust and Reputation Model over Hops Coefficient Factor in Distributed Wireless Sensor Networks
Vinod Kumar Verma
(pages: 47-52)

Water Quantity Prediction Using Least Squares Support Vector Machines (LS-SVM) Method
Nian Zhang, Charles Williams, Pradeep Behera
(pages: 53-58)

Specification of Requirements for Visually Impaired Persons in Services in Transportation Electronic Information System
Michal Jerabek, Jan Krcal, Tomas Zelinka
(pages: 59-63)

Telematics System dedicated for Provisioning of On-Line Information about Predicted Occupancy of Highway Parking Areas
Tomas Zelinka, Michal Jerabek, Martin Srotyr, Zdenek Lokaj, Petr Kumpost
(pages: 64-68)

Insights from Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games to Enhance Gamification in Education
Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr.
(pages: 69-78)

Evaluation of Uncertainty on the Stages of Business Cycle: Implementation of Quantum Principles
Anna Svirina, Elena Parfenova, Elena Shurkina
(pages: 79-85)

The Major Milestones to Constitute SINTONÍA, an Institute for Collaboration (IFC)
Judith Cortés Zurita, José Pablo Nuño
(pages: 86-90)


 

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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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