Finer Investigation into Role
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Kouji Kozaki, Yoshinobu Kitamura
Citation: Position Papers of the 2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 1, pages 11–18 (2013)
Abstract. This paper discusses three issues about role: (1) continuity of role playing in the case of role change, (2) role as specification and (3) vacant role. As to (1) we introduce decomposition of a role into two subroles: post subrole and constituent subrole. The latter is crucial for coping with the issue of continuity. The idea of role as a specification is proposed after detailed discussion about what a role should be. Finally, the third issue is addressed by introducing a new idea of virtual player to harmonize all the new ideas proposed in this paper. A preliminary result of formalization of the new theory is presented.