Objects, Agents, and Features: International Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, February 16-21, 2003, Revised and Invited Papers / Edition 1

Objects, Agents, and Features: International Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, February 16-21, 2003, Revised and Invited Papers / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
3540219897
ISBN-13:
9783540219897
Pub. Date:
07/27/2004
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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Objects, Agents, and Features: International Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, February 16-21, 2003, Revised and Invited Papers / Edition 1

This book is the outcome of an international research seminar on objects, agents, and features held at Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in February 2003. In recent years, concepts in object-oriented modeling and programming have been extended in variuos directions, giving rise to new paradigms such as agent-orientation and feature orientation. This book explores the relationship between the original paradigm and the two new ones. The 12 revised full papers presented together with an introductery overview by the volume editors were carefully reviewed and improved for publication. Among the topics addressed are agent coordination in object-orientation, feature orientation, components and feature interaction, software evolution, agent modeling and analysis, agent interaction, component-based systems, formal specification of agents, and feature engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540219897
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 07/27/2004
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series , #2975
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Objects, Agents, and Features: An Introduction.- Coordinating Agents in OO.- On Feature Orientation and on Requirements Encapsulation Using Families of Requirements.- Detecting Feature Interactions: How Many Components Do We Need?.- Software Evolution through Dynamic Adaptation of Its OO Design.- Modelling and Analysis of Agents’ Goal-Driven Behavior Using Graph Transformation.- Giving Life to Agent Interactions.- Organising Computation through Dynamic Grouping.- Adding Features to Component-Based Systems.- Components, Features, and Agents in the ABC.- Towards a Formal Specification for the AgentComponent.- Policies: Giving Users Control over Calls.- Agents and Coordination Artifacts for Feature Engineering.

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