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Review Article

Towards the Consolidation of a Diagramming Suite for Agent-Oriented Modelling Languages

Table 3

Seven views recommended in the analysis of Henderson-Sellers [19]. Note that the original analysis was based on the AOSE literature which essentially eschews aspects of user interface. To these seven, an eighth one, UI, needs to be added (reprinted from [19], copyright 2010, with permission from IOS Press).

View nameFocus of view

EnvironmentExternal context, including system requirements
ArchitectureHigh level structure of system independent of agent technology
Agent societiesStructure of agents into groups together with interactions and information exchange, typically within the group
Agent workflowWorkflows
Agent knowledgeRoles of individual agents, their responsibilities, and purpose
Agent servicesServices offered, tasks to be undertaken, goals to be attained, and detailed capabilities. Applied to a small number of interacting agents
DeploymentInterface with run-time platform