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Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Nagib C. Callaos

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Culture Propels the Intersection of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos with Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Marta Szabo White
(pages: 1-6)

INTUITEL and the Hypercube Model - Developing Adaptive Learning Environments
Kevin Fuchs, Peter A. Henning, Mutfried Hartmann
(pages: 7-11)

Baseline Study: Online Oil, Gas and Safety Technology Education for Ohio Residents of a Community Based Corrections Facility
George Ash, Alexis Benner
(pages: 12-13)

Causal Bayes Model of Mathematical Competence in Kindergarten
Božidar Tepeš, Gordana Lešin, Ana Hrkac, Krunoslav Tepeš
(pages: 14-17)

Change Requires Change! Information Technology, Student Preparedness and Industry Collaboration: Supporting the Bridging Process between Education and Training with Innovative Solutions
Jill Anne O’Sullivan
(pages: 18-21)

Virtual Learning Environment for Entrepreneurship: A Conceptual Model
Douglas Sparkes, Karin Schmidlin, Mark Hsu
(pages: 22-24)

Student Teachers’ Modeling of Acceleration Using a Video-Based Laboratory in Physics Education: A Multimodal Case Study
Louis Trudel, Abdeljalil Métioui, Gilbert Arbez
(pages: 25-30)

Effectiveness of a Constructivistic Multimedia-Learning Package on Shaping and Guiding Students’ Attitudes Toward Physics
Divya C. Senan, Matthew E. Edwards, Salam Khan, Asha J. Vilasini
(pages: 31-37)

A Preliminary Study of Pelletized Ecuadorian Cocoa Pod Husk for its Use as a Source of Renewable Energy
Luis Velázquez-Araque, José Cárdenas
(pages: 38-42)

Combination of Bayesian and Latent Semantic Analysis with Domain Specific Knowledge
Shen Lu, Richard S. Segall
(pages: 43-50)

Impact of Optimization and Parallelism on Factorization Speed of SIQS
Dominik Breitenbacher, Ivan Homoliak, Jiri Jaros, Petr Hanacek
(pages: 51-58)

Searching the Web for Earth Science Data: Semiotics to Cybernetics and Back
Bruce R. Barkstrom
(pages: 59-63)

Hybrid Optical Devices: The Case of the Unification of the Electrochromic Device and the Organic Solar Cell
Andre F. S. Guedes, Vilmar P. Guedes, Simone Tartari, Mônica L. Souza, Idaulo J. Cunha
(pages: 64-67)

An Organizational-Technical Concept to Deal with Open Source Software License Terms
Sergius Dyck, Daniel Haferkorn, Jennifer Sander
(pages: 68-73)

Implementing a Hybrid Graduate Program: Lessons Learned One Year Later
Ronda Sturgill, Jacob Wilson, J. C. Andersen
(pages: 74-76)

Creating the Economy of Virtuality: Systemic Aspects and Educational Considerations
Julio Rezende
(pages: 77-83)

Educational Software for the Teaching and Learning of Quadrilaterals Generated from a Programming Language and the Dabeja Method (Invited Paper)
Daniel Bejarano Segura, Piedad Chica Sosa
(pages: 84-89)





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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