Msury Rogasian Mahunnah - PhD defense on Feb 22, 12 noon in ICT-315
p>PhD student of Dept. of Software Science Msury Rogasian Mahunnah defends his PhD "Simulation and Prototyping of Sociotechnical Systems Using Agent-Oriented Modelling" on Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 12 noon in ICT-315.
Supervisors Senior Research Scientist Kuldar Taveter and Associate Professor Alexander Horst Norta (Tallinn University of Technology).
Opponents Prof. Olegas Vasilecas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania) and Prof. Ghassan Beydoun (University of Technology Sydney, Australia).
PhD thesis in TTÜ digital library.
Sociotechnical systems are complex collaborative systems consisting of machines, software, humans, and their environments. Many of the involved collaborating parties are autonomous, social, reactive and proactive and can therefore be termed as active entities or agents. This poses a challenge for requirements analysis, design and implementation of sociotechnical systems.
This thesis proposes novel guidelines for representing agent-oriented design models of sociotechnical systems in Coloured Petri Nets (CPN) for simulation of the design models by CPN Tools. The thesis provides the support for system visualisation and for validation and verification of sociotechnical systems through simulations by CPN Tools. Further, this thesis proposes novel guidelines that support the prototyping of sociotechnical systems on the JADE framework based on agent-oriented design models. This prototyping possibility enhances the understanding of the user requirements at an early stage of the development process of a sociotechnical system. Lastly, this thesis describes a novel software tool that aims to reduce the modelling effort and improve the effectiveness of requirements analysis and design of sociotechnical systems by employing visual features and providing the support for consistency checking of models and information propagation between the models.