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SoFAR with DIM Agents: An agent framework for Distributed Information Management

Moreau, Luc, Gibbins, Nick, DeRoure, David, El-Beltagy, Samhaa, Hall, Wendy, Hughes, Gareth, Joyce, Dan, Kim, Sanghee, Michaelides, Danius, Millard, Dave, Reich, Sigi, Tansley, Robert and Weal, Mark (2000) SoFAR with DIM Agents: An agent framework for Distributed Information Management At The Fifth International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents. , 369--388.

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Abstract

In this paper we present SoFAR, 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 service providers. The contribution of SoFAR is to combine some ideas from the distributed computing community with the performative-based communications used in other agent systems: communications in SoFAR are based on the startpoint/endpoint paradigm, which is the foundation of Nexus, the communication layer at the heart of the Computational Grid. We explain the rationale behind our design decisions, and describe the predefined set of agents which make up the core of the system. Two distributed information management applications have been written, a general query architecture and an open hypermedia application, and we recount their design and operations.

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Published date: 2000
Additional Information: Address: Manchester, UK
Venue - Dates: The Fifth International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents, 2000-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 254480
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/254480
ISBN: 1 902426 07 X
PURE UUID: 284d5a87-f82c-436e-b0cf-efd60af7e449
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X
ORCID for Nick Gibbins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6140-9956
ORCID for David DeRoure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811
ORCID for Dave Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710
ORCID for Mark Weal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6251-8786

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Date deposited: 02 Apr 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:52

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Contributors

Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD
Author: Nick Gibbins ORCID iD
Author: David DeRoure ORCID iD
Author: Samhaa El-Beltagy
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Gareth Hughes
Author: Dan Joyce
Author: Sanghee Kim
Author: Danius Michaelides
Author: Dave Millard ORCID iD
Author: Sigi Reich
Author: Robert Tansley
Author: Mark Weal ORCID iD

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