Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Nagib C. Callaos

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Micro Groove for Trapping of Flowing Cell
Yusuke Takahashi, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Haruka Hino, Atsushi Mizoi, Nariaki Noguchi
(pages: 1-8)

Behavior of Cell on Vibrating Micro Ridges
Haruka Hino, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Shoma Nishino, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiromi Sugimoto
(pages: 9-16)

Simulation as an Education Tool
Tennó Daiki, Péter Szlávi, László Zsakó
(pages: 17-21)

Educators of the Information Society: Information Literacy Instruction in Canadian Informational Cities
Maria Henkel
(pages: 22-27)

Expat University Professors' State of Psychological Well-Being and Academic Optimism towards University Task in UAE
Luis Guanzon Rile Jr., Nemia Ledesma Tan, Neda June Salazar
(pages: 28-33)

What Do Deep Statistical Analysis on Gaming Motivation and Game Characteristics Clusters Reveal about Targeting Demographics when Designing Gamified Contents?
Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr.
(pages: 34-40)

Acceptance and Quality Perceptions of Social Network Services in Cultural Context: Vkontakte as a Case Study
Katsiaryna S. Baran, Wolfgang G. Stock
(pages: 41-46)

Paperless Office: A New Proposal for Organizations
Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, Alejandro Zavala-Galindo, Graciela Vázquez-Álvarez
(pages: 47-55)

Security Compliance-New Insight from Goal Orientations and Self-Regulation Theory
Cong Hiep Pham, Mathews Nkhoma
(pages: 56-61)

Applied Research on Big-Data-Based Analysis of Chinese Basic Education Integrating Social Values —Taking Chinese Education from 3rd to 6th Grade as Example
Shuqin Zhao, Huaqi Chen, Jang-Ruey Tzeng, Ann Gloghienette Orais Perez
(pages: 62-67)

Using Statistical Properties to Enhance Text Categorization
Rached Zantout, Ziad Osman
(pages: 68-74)

Gender Prediction by Gait Analysis Based on Time Series Variation of Joint Positions
Ryusuke Miyamoto, Risako Aoki
(pages: 75-82)

Modeling Evidence-Based Application: Using Team-Based Learning to Increase Higher Order Thinking in Nursing Research
Bridget Moore, Jennifer Styron, Kristina Miller
(pages: 83-88)

Evaluation and Modeling of the Variation of Electromagnetic Field on the Cross Section of a Transmission Line Using Finite Difference Method
Jorge I. Silva O., Hernán Hernández H., Elibardo J. Gomez S.
(pages: 89-93)





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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