SoFAR: An Agent Framework for Distributed Information Management
Moreau, Luc, Zaini, Norliza, Cruickshank, Don and De Roure, David (2003) SoFAR: An Agent Framework for Distributed Information Management. In, Plekhanova, Valentina (ed.) Intelligent Agent Software Engineering. , Idea Group Publishing, 49-67.
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SoFAR, the Southampton Framework for Agent Research, is a versatile multi-agent framework designed for Distributed Information Management tasks. SoFAR embraces the notion of proactivity as the opportunistic reuse of the services provided by other agents, and provides the means to enable agents to locate suitable servic e providers. The contribution of SoFAR is to combine ideas from the distributed computing community with the performative-based communications used in other age nt systems: communications in SoFAR are based on the startpoint/endpoint paradig m, a powerful abstraction that can be mapped onto multiple communication layers. SoFAR also adopts an XML-based declarative approach for specifying ontologies a nd agents, providing a clear separation with their implementation. We explain th e rationale behind our design decisions; we describe two distributed information management applications and we recount their design and operations.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||23 Jan 2003|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:58|
|Contributors:||Moreau, Luc (Author)
Zaini, Norliza (Author)
Cruickshank, Don (Author)
De Roure, David (Author)
Plekhanova, Valentina (Editor)
|Publisher:||Idea Group Publishing|
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