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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Editorial Advisory Board's Chair
William Lesso

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Nagib C. Callaos


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AIM: An Integrated Approach to Organizational Improvement
Ronald A. Styron, Jr.
(pages: 1-4)

Preliminary Investigations of Challenges in Dynamic Integration of Heterogeneous Services
Makaziwe Makamba
(pages: 5-10)

What are European Union Public Attitudes towards Robots? (Invited Paper)
Donald Loffredo, Alireza Tavakkoli
(pages: 11-19)

Imitation, Experience and Learning: On The Unity Of Expression In Design (Invited Paper)
Taha A. Al-Douri
(pages: 20-23)

The Inter-Disciplinary Impact of Computerized Application of Spatial Visualization on Motor and Concentration Skills
Esther Zaretsky
(pages: 24-30)

Intangible Knowledge. The Culture of Knowledge within Organisations from the Perspective of the Sociological Systems Theory
Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos
(pages: 31-36)

A Critical Assessment on SPC Implementation in the UK Food Industry
Sarina Abdul Halim Lim, Jiju Antony, Norin Arshed
(pages: 37-42)

A Location-Based Service Using Geometric Location Methods to Unite Mobile Users
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hung-Jen Yang
(pages: 43-48)

A Connection Block Implemented in the RTL Design for Delay Time Equalization of Wave-Pipelining
Tomoaki Sato, Sorawat Chivapreecha, Phichet Moungnoul
(pages: 49-54)

Implementation of Maintenance System Based on Bluetooth Low Energy for Hermetic Inline Amplifiers in CATV Networks
Katsuhiro Naito, Kenta Nakanishi, Kazuo Mori, Hideo Kobayashi
(pages: 55-60)

Monitoring Heart Health and Structural Health: mDFA Quantification
Toru Yazawa
(pages: 61-65)

Building a Secure Enterprise (Invited Article)
Kevin Foltz, William R. Simpson
(pages: 66-73)

Enterprise Level Security – Basic Security Model
Kevin E. Foltz, William R. Simpson
(pages: 74-79)

The Pseudonym on the Internet: Identity Creation and Space of Freedom
Marcienne Martin
(pages: 80-83)

The Charrette Design Model Provides a Means to Promote Collaborative Design in Higher Education
Webber Steven B.
(pages: 84-91)


 

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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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