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  • On the testability of BDI agent systems 

    Winikoff, Michael; Cranefield, Stephen
    Before deploying a software system we need to assure ourselves (and stake-holders) that the system will behave correctly. This assurance is usually done by testing the system. However, it is intuitively obvious that adaptive ...
  • An adaptive distributed workflow system framework 

    Purvis, Martin; Lemalu, Selena; Purvis, Maryam A.
    Workflow management systems are increasingly used to assist the automation of business processes that involve the exchange of documents, information, or task execution results. Recent developments in distributed information ...
  • Generating ontology-specific content languages 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin
    This paper examines a recent trend amongst software agent application and platform developers to desire the ability to send domain-specific objects within inter-agent messages. If this feature is to be supported without ...
  • A rule language for modelling and monitoring social expectations in multi-agent systems 

    Cranefield, Stephen
    This paper proposes a rule language for defining social expectations based on a metric interval temporal logic with past and future modalities and a current time binding operator. An algorithm for run-time monitoring ...
  • Norm identification in multi-agent societies 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Maryam A.; Purvis, Martin K.
    In normative multi-agent systems, the question of “how an agent identifies a norm in an agent society” has not received much attention. This paper aims at addressing this question. To this end, this paper proposes an ...
  • The NZDIS project: An agent-based distributed information systems architecture 

    Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen; Bush, Geoff; Carter, Dan; McKinlay, Bryce; Nowostawski, Mariusz; Ward, Roy
    This paper describes an architecture for building distributed information systems from existing information resources, based on distributed object and software agent technologies. This architecture is being developed as ...
  • Partner selection mechanisms for agent cooperation 

    Ebadi, Toktam; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    In a multi-agent system, a single agent may not be capable of completing complex tasks. Therefore agents are required to form a team to fulfill the task requirements. In this paper an agent model is introduced that ...
  • A multi-level approach and infrastructure for agent-oriented software development 

    Nowostawski, Mariusz; Bush, Geoff; Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen
    An architecture, and the accompanying infrastructural support, for agent-based software developement is described which supports the use of agent-oriented ideas at multiple levels of abstraction. At the lowest level are ...
  • UML and the Semantic Web 

    Cranefield, Stephen
    This paper discusses technology to support the use of UML for representing ontologies and domain knowledge in the Semantic Web. Two mappings have been defined and implemented using XSLT to produce Java classes and an RDF ...
  • Agent-based container terminal optimisation 

    Winikoff, Michael; Wagner, Hanno-Felix; Young, Thomas; Cranefield, Stephen; Jarquin, Roger; Li, Guannan; Martin, Brent; Unland, Rainer
    Container terminals play a critical role in international shipping and are under pressure to cope with increasing container traffic. The problem of managing container terminals effectively has a number of characteristics ...
  • Building privacy infrastructure for culturally sensitive information of New Zealand Maori 

    Deng, Xianglin; Foukia, Noria; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy
    This paper proposes to design a mechanism that will allow Maori users to specify their privacy preferences related to their culture when a software system asks for culturally sensitive information. We first identify various ...
  • Causal agent modelling: a unifying paradigm for systems and organisations 

    Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen
    With the increasing size, complexity and interconnectedness of systems and organisations, there is a growing need for high level modelling approaches that span the range of application domains. Causal agent modelling offers ...
  • A software framework for application development using ZigBee protocol 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Bruce, Morgan; Purvis, Maryam A.
    The problem with the uptake of new technologies such as ZigBee is the lack of development environments that help in faster application software development. This paper describes a software framework for application development ...
  • Facilitating collaboration in a distributed software development environment using P2P architecture 

    Purvis, Martin; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Maryam A.
    This paper describes efforts to facilitate collaborative work in a distributed environment by providing infrastructure that facilitates the understanding of inter-connected processes involved and how they interact. In this ...
  • Role model based mechanism for norm emergence in artificial agent societies 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    In this paper we propose a mechanism for norm emergence based on role models. The mechanism uses the concept of normative advice whereby the role models provide advice to the follower agents. Our mechanism is built using ...
  • Planning and matchmaking for the interoperation of information processing agents 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Diaz, Aurora; Purvis, Martin
    In today's open, distributed environments, there is an increasing need for systems to assist the interoperation of tools and information resources. This paper describes a multi-agent system, DALEKS, that supports such ...
  • Distributed information access in New Zealand 

    Nicholls, Howard; Gibb, Robert
    The purpose of this document is to describe the key technology issues for distributed information access in New Zealand. It is written from an industrial and public sector perspective, representing the views and findings ...
  • UML as an ontology modelling language 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin
    Current tools and techniques for ontology development are based on the traditions of AI knowledge representation research. This research has led to popular formalisms such as KIF and KL-ONE style languages. However, these ...
  • A distributed architecture for environmental information systems 

    Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen; Nowostawski, Mariusz
    The increasing availability and variety of large environmental data sets is opening new opportunities for data mining and useful cross-referencing of disparate environmental data sets distributed over a network. In order ...
  • Social collaboration, stochastic strategies and information referrals 

    Nowostawski, Mariusz; Foukia, Noria
    Referrals are used in multi-agent systems, network agents and peer-to-peer systems for the purpose of global or local information spreading to facilitate trust relationships and reciprocal interactions. Based on referral ...