ADPE: Agent-Based Decentralized Process Engine

Shih-Chien CHOU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E88-D   No.3   pp.603-609
Publication Date: 2005/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Software Engineering
Keyword: 
software process,  process-centered software engineering environment (PSEE),  decentralized PSEE,  agent,  

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Summary: 
Process-centered software engineering environments (PSEEs) facilitate controlling complicated software processes. Traditional PSEEs are generally centrally controlled, which may result in the following drawbacks: (1) the server may become a bottleneck and (2) when the server is down, processes need to be suspended. To overcome the drawbacks, we developed a decentralized process engine ADPE (agent-based decentralized process engine). ADPE can be embedded in any PSEE to decentralize the PSEE. This paper presents ADPE.