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Intelligent agent software engineering

Intelligent agent software engineering
Intelligent agent software engineering
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.
1-59140-046-5
49-67
Idea Group Publishing
Moreua, Luc
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Mohamad Zaini, Norliza
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Cruickshank, Don
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De Roure, David
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Plekhanova, Valentina
Moreua, Luc
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Mohamad Zaini, Norliza
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Cruickshank, Don
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De Roure, David
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Plekhanova, Valentina

Moreua, Luc, Mohamad Zaini, Norliza, Cruickshank, Don and De Roure, David (2003) Intelligent agent software engineering. In, Plekhanova, Valentina (ed.) Intelligent Agent Software Engineering. Idea Group Publishing, pp. 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.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Chapter: SoFAR
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 257579
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/257579
ISBN: 1-59140-046-5
PURE UUID: 1f60a306-f9b9-4b54-9354-bcecda3abadb
ORCID for Luc Moreua: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X
ORCID for Don Cruickshank: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0777-0855
ORCID for David De Roure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2003
Last modified: 23 Sep 2020 01:33

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Author: Luc Moreua ORCID iD
Author: Norliza Mohamad Zaini
Author: Don Cruickshank ORCID iD
Author: David De Roure ORCID iD
Editor: Valentina Plekhanova

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