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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Bring Your Own Device Technology: Preliminary Results from a Mixed Methods Study to Explore Student Experience of In-Class Response Systems in Post-Secondary Education
Matthew Numer, Rebecca Spencer
(pages: 1-6)

An Evaluation of Relevance of Computing Curricula to Industry Needs
Ioana Chan Mow, Hobert Sasa, Foilagi Maua-Faamau, Elisapeta Mauai, Misioka Tanielu
(pages: 7-12)

Agriculture/Hydroaquaoponic Bioscience Sensor - Mobile App with Simulations & Software for Industry & Science Education Curriculum Module
Christine M. Yukech
(pages: 13-16)

Survival through Openness – How Traditional Industry could avoid the Fate of Print Media
Tobias Redlich, Manuel Moritz, Pascal Krenz, Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi, Sissy-Ve Basmer-Birkenfeld, Jens P. Wulfsberg
(pages: 17-24)

A Case Study in Support of Multiple Post Mortem Assessments (Invited Paper)
Jill Pable, Kenan Fishburne
(pages: 25-35)

Determining the Relationship between U.S. County-Level Adult Obesity Rate and Multiple Risk Factors by PLS Regression and SVM Modeling Approaches
Chau-Kuang Chen
(pages: 36-41)

Can Culture Act as an Enabler to Innovation? Exploring the Germany-Ontario Experience Regarding the Introduction of Green Energy
Bill Irwin, Jan A.C. Klakurka
(pages: 42-47)

Science and Math Lesson Plans to Meet the Ohio Revised Science Standards and the Next Generation of Standards for Today; Technology (Excel)
Suzanne Lunsford, Basil Naah
(pages: 48-50)

Statistical Modelling of Global Tectonic Activity and some Physical Consequences of its Results
Konstantin Statnikov, Gregory Kruchenitsky
(pages: 51-55)

Monitoring and Control of Urban Critical Infrastructures: A Novel Approach to System Design and Data Fusion
Mario La Manna
(pages: 56-60)

Modeling State Space Search Technique for a Real World Adversarial Problem Solving
Kester O. Omoregie, Stella C. Chiemeke, Evelyn B. Oduntan
(pages: 61-66)

Evaluating Loans Using a Combination of Data Envelopment and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
Rashmi Malhotra, D.K. Malhotra
(pages: 67-77)

Worksheet of Exogenous Variables that Impact the Success of Validation Stage of Product Delivery of a Project
Altino José Mentzingen de Moraes
(pages: 78-83)

Collect Meaningful Information about Stock Markets from the Web
Saleem Abuleil, Khalid Alsamara
(pages: 84-90)


 

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ABSTRACT


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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