Evaluation of a Multi Agent Framework for Open Distributed Systems

Nobukazu YOSHIOKA  Takahiro KAWAMURA  Akihiko OHSUGA  Shinichi HONIDEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.11   pp.2396-2406
Publication Date: 2002/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Concurrent System Technology and Its Application to Multiple Agent Systems)
multi-agent,  ACL,  mobile agent,  open network,  distributed system,  

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Interoperability between different systems is becoming a more important issue for open distributed systems. In this paper, we investigate what kind of framework we need for constructing open distributed systems. Firstly, we enumerate the features and functions which the framework should have. We then evaluate a proposed multi-agent framework, Bee-gent, by using a typical example of open distributed systems. Lastly, we show clearly what is required for such a framework.