[Modeling] FIPA Modeling Area document format

Marc-Philippe Huget M.P.Huget@csc.liv.ac.uk
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:59:54 +0000

Hello everybody,

Maybe I am alone with this problem but I can't read the file, problem about the
encoding, Jim, could you send it once again? Sorry.


James Odell wrote:

> Hi All,
> Based on all the feedback I have received thus far, I have assembled a
> proposed Modeling Area document format (attached).  Please look at it at
> over the next day or two, so we can get started on the documents.  As you
> read it, consider how much time you will need to complete the document.  It
> is divided into three parts.  The "Front Matter" and "Part I Modeling Area
> Description and Syntax" are due by 15 April.  "Part II Modeling Area
> Semantics" will be a necessary part of the document eventually.  (So, if you
> have time to complete it by 15 April as well, you get "extra credit."  :-)
> But, the most important thing is to communicate a basic understanding of
> each modeling area -- before formalizing it.  Then, based on the feedback we
> receive, we can then specify the semantics.  Does this make sense?
> Please respond quickly.  If I do not hear from you, I will assume that you
> agree with the format and approach.  Also, please check the assignments
> below to make sure that your name appears in the correct assignments.  If
> you wish to add/change/remove your name or change the date, please let me
> know now, as well.  This is a lot of work.  If you have second thoughts
> about the due dates or participation, please keep me up to date on your
> thinking.  Thank you all for participating!
> Best regards,
> Jim
> **************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)
>       Due dates:
>       15 April 2003 ­ First draft due for review by TC and public to Jim
> Odell
>       06 May 2003 ­ Review comments due to Jim Odell
>       15 June 2003 ­ Revised modeling area documents
>                                    Name: modeling-document-format.doc
>    modeling-document-format.doc    Type: Microsoft Word Document (application/msword)
>                                Encoding: base64

Marc-Philippe Huget

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