Diploma Theses

Development of a Visual Service Design Tool providing a mapping from BPMN to JIAC

AuthorTobias K├╝ster
SourceDiplomarbeit, DAI-Labor, Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin 

Although they have been topic to academic research for several years and although they are often seen as the next step towards truly reusable and modular programs, multi-agent systems are still underrepresented in the industry. At the same time web-services and service oriented architectures are adopted much faster in the same domain. A possible reason for this can be found in the lack of easy-to-use tools for the model driven creation of multi-agent systems. In this thesis a tool for the model driven development of programs for the multi-agent system JIAC will be presented. For this purpose a mapping from business process diagrams based on the Business Process Modeling Notation to JIAC IV has been developed. Based on the Eclipse framework a visual editor for the creation of BPMN diagrams has been implemented. Diagrams created with this editor can be validated and translated to executable JIAC programs using a rule based transformation tool.