[Modeling] Modeling an Agent Class- register your opinion

James Odell email@jamesodell.com
Thu, 19 Jun 2003 16:38:16 -0400


Since you are asking for opinions, what is yours?


On 6/19/03 4:05 AM, "Dr. Hong Zhu" indited:

> The differences between the choises, IMO, is that: For choice 2, the outcome
> would be a language that is upward compatible from UML to AUML in the sense
> that any model in UML is a model of AUML. However, a model in AUML is not
> nessarily a model of UML. For choice 1, we would first defind a core part of
> UML which only supports traditional OO, and then extend it to include agent
> concepts. The core UML will be compatible with standard UML in the sense
> that a model in core UML is also a model of UML, but not the other way
> round. The core UML would be the part of standard UMlL that does not include
> non-traditional OO features. The consequence would be that a model in UML
> maybe not a model of AUML, which, I guess, many people in this mailing list
> don't like to see. However, by doing so, we might be easier to achieve the
> change of modelling philosophy by shifting the focus of modelling from
> object-orientation to agent-orientation. The above is just a vision. Sorry
> for not having much details, but I hope it can be a starting point for the
> discussion. What do you think?