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Integrating Process Modelling into Multi-Agent System Engineering

AuthorTobias Küster, Marco Lützenberger, Axel Heßler, Benjamin Hirsch
SourceProceedings of the 5th Workshop of Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering (SOCASE) 
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While today's agent oriented software engineering facilitates the development of complex, distributed systems, fundamental problems remain. One of the difficulties is that one can see only part of the system, or one side of the business, but not the whole context. BPMN is considered a remedy here, but while suitable for modelling some aspects of agenthood, there are others for which BPMN does not go very well. In this paper, we show how BPMN can be embedded in a broader methodology so that its strengths can be exploited while avoiding its weaknesses.