Invited Talk

Third International i* Workshop (istar'08)
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, February 11-12, 2008

Invited Talk

A Research Agenda for the Days of Software Agents

John Mylopoulos

University of Toronto/Trento

There is an ongoing paradigm shift in Software Engineering from object-orientation to agent-orientation. We review some of the reasons for this, and briefly overview the state-of-the-art in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE). We then sketch some threads of long-term research and -- where available -- present preliminary results from our own work.

The research reported is the result of collaborations with colleagues at the Universities of Toronto, Trento and a number of other academic institutions.

Short Bio
John Mylopoulos earned a PhD degree from Princeton University in 1970 and has been professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto since that year. His research interests include conceptual modelling, requirements engineering, data semantics and knowledge management. Mylopoulos is a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Sciences). He has served as programme/general chair of international conferences in Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Software Engineering, including IJCAI (1991), Requirements Engineering (1997), and VLDB (2004). He is currently serving as co-editor-in-chief of the Requirements Engineering Journal, published by Springer-Verlag.
Since September 2005 Mylopoulos is distinguished professor (chiara fama) of Science at the University of Trento.

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