Conference Papers

Towards Process-Oriented Modelling and Creation of Multi-Agent Systems

AuthorTobias Küster, Axel Heßler, Sahin Albayrak
SourceEngineering Multi-Agent Systems -- Second International Workshop, EMAS 2014, Paris, France, May 5-6, 2014, Revised Selected Papers 
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Different ways of integrating business processes and agents have been proposed, but using restricted process models or targeting only single agents, none of them is truly convincing. Nevertheless, business processes have many notions in common with agents and would be well suited for modelling complex multi-agent systems. In this paper, we combine concepts of two existing approaches to a mapping from business process diagrams to readily executable agent components. The results are well-structured and extensible, and at the same time account for nearly the entire expressiveness of the process modelling notation.