Varga, L. Z., Jennings, N. R. and Cockburn, D.
Integrating Intelligent Systems into a Cooperating Community for Electricity Distribution Management.
Int. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, 7, (4), .
Systems in which semi-autonomous problem solving agents communicate and cooperate with one another represent an exciting vision of future computing environments. However, if this vision is ever going to result in commercially viable systems then consideration must be given to the large software base which exists within many organisations. Success requires the ability to incorporate pre-existing systems alongside purpose built agents in a cooperating community. This requirement is vital because the former represent a substantial resource investment which companies cannot afford to consign to the scrap heap.
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