The i* framework proposes an agent-oriented approach to requirements engineering centering on the intentional characteristics of the agent. Agents attribute intentional properties (such as goals, beliefs, abilities, commitments) to each other and reason about strategic relationships. Dependencies between agents give rise to opportunities as well as vulnerabilities. Networks of dependencies are analyzed using a qualitative reasoning approach. Agents consider alternative configurations of dependencies to assess their strategic positioning in a social context. The framework is used in contexts in which there are multiple parties (or autonomous units) with strategic interests which may be reinforcing or conflicting in relation to each other. Examples of such contexts include: business process redesign, business redesign, information systems requirements engineering, analyzing the social embedding of information technology, and the design of agent-based software systems. The name i* (pronounced eye-star) refers to the concept of distributed intentionality.

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  1. Domínguez, Eladio; Lloret, Jorge; Pérez, Beatriz; Rodrıǵuez, Áurea; Rubio, Ángel L.; Zapata, Marıá A.: Evolution of XML schemas and documents from stereotyped UML class models: a traceable approach (2011)
  2. Fabian, Benjamin; Gürses, Seda; Heisel, Maritta; Santen, Thomas; Schmidt, Holger: A comparison of security requirements engineering methods (2010)
  3. Haley, Charles B.; Laney, Robin C.; Moffett, Jonathan D.; Nuseibeh, Bashar: Using trust assumptions with security requirements (2006)
  4. Haley, Charles B.; Laney, Robin C.; Moffett, Jonathan D.; Nuseibeh, Bashar: Picking battles: the impact of trust assumptions on the elaboration of security requirements (2004)
  5. Jurisica, Igor; Mylopoulos, John; Yu, Eric: Ontologies for knowledge management: an information systems perspective (2004)
  6. Cossentino, Massimo; Burrafato, Piermarco; Lombardo, Saverio; Sabatucci, Luca: Introducing pattern reuse in the design of multi-agent systems (2003)
  7. Cysneiros, Luiz Marcio; Yu, Eric: Requirements engineering for large-scale multi-agent systems (2003)
  8. Karageorgos, Anthony; Thompson, Simon; Mehandjiev, Nikolay: Specifying reuse concerns in agent system design using a role algebra (2003)
  9. Liu, Zhi; Liu, Lin: An agent and goal-oriented approach for virtual enterprise modelling: A case study (2003)
  10. Penserini, L.; Liu, L.; Mylopoulos, J.; Panti, M.; Spalazzi, L.: Modeling and evaluating cooperation strategies in P2P agent systems (2003)
  11. Smithson, Andrew; Moreau, Luc: Engineering an agent-based peer-to-peer resource discovery system (2003)
  12. Yu, Eric; Cysneiros, Luiz Marcio: Designing for privacy in a multi-agent world (2003)
  13. Castro, Jaelson; Kolp, Manuel; Mylopoulos, John: A requirements-driven development methodology (2001)
  14. Yu, Eric; Liu, Lin: Modelling trust for system design using the $i^*$ strategic actors framework (2001)
  15. Yu, Eric; Liu, Lin; Li, Ying: Modelling strategic actor relationships to support intellectual property management (2001)

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