In the last few years a great number of AOSE methodologies have been proposed, some of which centered on organizational aspects to better capture the behavior of agents societies. Those methodologies may be considered very useful for modeling open systems composed of a great number of interacting autonomous agents. Gaia exploits organizational abstractions to provide clear guidelines for the analysis and design of complex and open Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). However, the notation of the Gaia methodology is probably less powerful (and perhaps less acceptable for industry solutions) than others (like AUML). In this perspective, this aims at performing a preliminary exploration towards the potential application of the AUML notation into the Gaia methodology: it explores the above issues using an application example and pays specific attention to the problem of modeling the complexity of open MAS and emergent behaviors.
Experiencing AUML in the Gaia methodology / Cernuzzi, L.; Zambonelli, F.. - (2004), pp. 283-288. (Intervento presentato al convegno ICEIS 2004 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems tenutosi a Porto, prt nel 2004).