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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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Information Management Processes for Extraction of Student Dropout Indicators in Courses in Distance Mode
Renata Maria Abrantes Baracho, Paloma de Albuqyerque Diesel
(pages: 1-6)

Tools for Teaching Mathematical Functions and Geometric Figures to Tactile Visualization through a Braille Printer for Visual Impairment People
Lorena León, Luiz Cesar Martini, Cristhian Moreno-Chaparro
(pages: 7-10)

A Project-Based Language Learning Model for Improving the Willingness to Communicate of EFL Students
Ibrahim Farouck
(pages: 11-18)

Educating Future Coders with a Holistic ICT Curriculum and New Learning Solutions
Pia Niemelä, Cristiano Di Flora, Martti Helevirta, Ville Isomöttönen
(pages: 19-23)

Challenges with Ethical Behavior and Accountability in Leadership
Laura Thompson
(pages: 24-29)

Biotreatment of Slaughterhouse Wastewater Accompanied with Sustainable Electricity Generation in Microbial Fuel Cell
Zainab Z. Ismail, Ali J. Mohammed
(pages: 30-35)

Towards to a Predictive Model of Academic Performance Using Data Mining in the UTN - FRRe
David L. La Red Martínez, Marcelo Karanik, Mirtha Giovannini, Reinaldo Scappini
(pages: 36-41)

SIGMATA: Storage Integrity Guaranteeing Mechanism against Tampering Attempts for Video Event Data Recorders
Hyuckmin Kwon, Seulbae Kim, Heejo Lee
(pages: 42-47)

Hypertextuality in the Alexander von Humboldt Digital Library
Detlev Doherr, Andreas Jankowski
(pages: 48-53)

The Time Diagram Control Approach for the Dynamic Representation of Time-Oriented Data
Rolf Dornberger, Darjan Hil, Johann Wittwer, Pascal Bürgy
(pages: 54-60)

Q-Learning Multi-Objective Sequential Optimal Sensor Parameter Weights
Raquel Cohen, Mark Rahmes, Kevin Fox, George Lemieux
(pages: 61-66)

Multi-User Virtual Reality Therapy for Post-Stroke Hand Rehabilitation at Home
Daria Tsoupikova, Kristen Triandafilou, Greg Rupp, Fabian Preuss, Derek Kamper
(pages: 67-71)

Adding agility to Enterprise Process and Data Engineering
Sergey Zykov, Pavel Shapkin, Nikolay Kazantsev, Vladimir Roslovtsev
(pages: 72-77)

Automatic Parallelization Tool: Classification of Program Code for Parallel Computing
Mustafa Basthikodi, Waseem Ahmed
(pages: 78-82)

Securing Information Systems in an Uncertain World Enterprise Level Security (Invited Paper)
William R. Simpson
(pages: 83-90)


 

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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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