[Modeling] FIPA Modeling Area document format

Stephen Cranefield scranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 15:22:43 +1300

Jim Odell wrote:
> **************Modeling Area Assignments*****************
> * Multi- vs. single agent (Massimo Cossentino and Paola Turci)
> * Agent ³class/component² and implementation structure (Misty 
> Nodine and Jim Odell) 
> * Goal & soft goals (Radovan Cervenka)
> * Use cases (as specified in UML for now)
> * Social aspects (Radovan Cervenka, Misty Nodine, Massimo 
> Cossentino, and Jim Odell) 
> * Environment (Renato Levy, Radovan Cervenka, Jim Odell, and 
> Paola Turci)
> * Workflow/Planning (Misty Nodine and Jim Odell)
> * Services (agent and environment) (Subsumed by Environment and Agent
> ³class²) 
> * Levels of abstraction (e.g., requirements, social, agent, 
> and structural
> level) (Renato Levy)
> * Temporal constraints (i.e., temporal properties such as how long an
> interaction must take; see Live Sequence Charts, UTC120) and 
> Domains of time
> (e.g., real time vs. simulation time) (Renato Levy and Keven Kearney)
> * Policies (referenced, but policy-specification language is 
> out of scope
> for this group) 
> * Deployment and Mobility (Paola Turci)

Would it be possible to post a summary of how these modelling areas are
defined, for those of us who weren't able to attend the Palermo meeting?
For example, I don't understand what "multi- vs. single agent" means as a
"modelling area".  Also, I'm not sure where ontology modelling would fit.
What about interaction protocols - do these fit under social aspects or
workflow/planning?  I'm also a bit puzzled about the relationship between
the work planned on the authorship of these modelling area documents and
the work scheduled on the development of class and sequence diagrams.  I
would be very grateful if someone could find the time to explain all this.