Towards an integrated methodology to develop KM solutions with the support of agents

R. Guizzardi-Silva Souza, V. Dignum, A. Perini, G. Wagner

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    Activities related to Knowledge Management (KM) processes require changes within the organizational processes in order to accommodate new goals and tasks, besides changing the way people view and do their work. In this paper, we argue that agents are suitable for modeling KM contexts, due to their cognitive characteristics, such as goals, beliefs, and reactivity. However, besides a good abstraction, the development of adequate solutions requires a consistent software engineering methodology. To help fill in this gap, we describe some results of our work on an integrated agent-oriented methodology to develop KM system, using a KM typical scenario. We consider all humans, organizations and existing systems as agents. The model enables the designer to understand and describe relations between entities before development of the system. Furthermore, different cognitive characteristics of agents are used in different phases of the development cycle.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems
    EditorsC. Thompson, H. Hexmoor
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-9013-X
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
    EventInternational Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems 2005 - Waltham, Massachusetts, Walthan, United States
    Duration: 18 Apr 200521 Apr 2005

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Other18-21 Apr 2005


    • EWI-7059
    • IR-63464
    • METIS-224893

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