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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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A Proposed Model for Tracking the University Interdisciplinary Projects
Rafael Melgarejo, Paulina Cadena
(pages: 1-2)

Enhancing Teaching, Adaptability and Presentation Skills through Improvisational Theater
Thomas J. Marlowe
(pages: 3-7)

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Pilot Study
Jennifer Styron, Catherine Dearman, Sheila Whitworth, Henrietta Brown
(pages: 8-13)

Using a Common Pedagogy across Multiple Disciplines to Improve Student Learning
Ronald A. Styron, Jr., Jennifer L. Styron
(pages: 14-16)

Enhancing Writing through Strengthened Executive Function
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 17-22)

Using Interdisciplinary and Active Research to Encourage Higher Resolution Research and Prototyping in Design
Adream Blair-Early, Frankie Flood
(pages: 23-27)

Integration of Education: Using Social Media Networks to Engage Students
Risa Blair, Tina M. Serafini
(pages: 28-31)

Management, Resources and Reproductive Biology
Bernard Wallner, Martin Fieder
(pages: 32-33)

Effectiveness and Utility of a Case-Based Model for Delivering Engineering Ethics Professional Development Units
Heidi Ann Hahn
(pages: 34-39)

Informing via Research: Methods, Challenges and Success when Using a Multi-Disciplinary Team and Reverse Engineering Analysis Processes to Answer a 200 Year Old Question
Melinda H. Connor, Sallyanne Payton
(pages: 40-47)


 

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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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