Towards Self-Explaining Agents

AutorJohannes Fähndrich, Sebastian Ahrndt, and Sahin Albayrak
QuelleTrends in Practical Applications of Agents & Multiagent Systems - 11th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 
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We advocate Self-Explanation as the foundation for the Self-* properties. Arguing that for system component to have such properties the underlining foun- dation is a awareness of them selfs and their environment. In the research area of adaptive software, self-* properties have shifted into focus pushing ever more de- sign decisions to a applications runtime. Thus fostering new paradigms for system development like intelligent agents. This work surveys the state of the art methods of self-explanation in software systems and distills a definition of self-explanation.