Agent Mediated Code Comprehension: A Cognitive Challenge

  • Ram Gopal Gupta Research Scholar, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Bireshwar Dass Mazumdar Associate Professor, Institute of Engineering & Rural Technology, Allahabad, U.P., India
  • Kuldeep Yadav Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India Abstract
Keywords: Enterprise collaboration, Multi-agent, Cognitive features, software code comprehension, mental model, software reengineering.


The rapidly changing needs and opportunities of today's global software market require unprecedented levels of code comprehension to integrate diverse information systems to share knowledge and collaborate among organizations. The combination of code comprehension with software agents not only provides a promising computing paradigm for efficient agent mediated code comprehension service for selection and integration of inter-organizational business processes but this combination also raises certain cognitive issues that need to be addressed. We will review some of the key cognitive models and theories of code comprehension that have emerged in software code comprehension. This paper will propose a cognitive model which will bring forth cognitive challenges, if handled properly by the organization would help in leveraging software design and dependencies.