[Modeling] Modeling an Agent Class- register your opinion

Dr. Hong Zhu hzhu@brookes.ac.uk
Fri, 20 Jun 2003 09:09:29 +0100


I am slightly in favour of "cour UML + Agents'. This is mostly from an
academic point of view. However, I would not objection to the other
approach. It is hard to weight the pros and cons of the approaches.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Odell" <email@jamesodell.com>
To: "ModelingTC" <modeling@fipa.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Modeling] Modeling an Agent Class- register your opinion

> Hong,
> Since you are asking for opinions, what is yours?
> -Jim
> On 6/19/03 4:05 AM, "Dr. Hong Zhu" indited:
> > The differences between the choises, IMO, is that: For choice 2, the
> > would be a language that is upward compatible from UML to AUML in the
> > that any model in UML is a model of AUML. However, a model in AUML is
> > 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
> > 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
> > non-traditional OO features. The consequence would be that a model in
> > maybe not a model of AUML, which, I guess, many people in this mailing
> > don't like to see. However, by doing so, we might be easier to achieve
> > change of modelling philosophy by shifting the focus of modelling from
> > object-orientation to agent-orientation. The above is just a vision.
> > for not having much details, but I hope it can be a starting point for
> > discussion. What do you think?
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