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Role-Based Interaction Infrastructures for Internet Agents
Giacomo CABRI Letizia LEONARDI Franco ZAMBONELLI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2003/11/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on New Technologies in the Internet and their Applications)
agents, roles, internet applications, interactions,
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With no doubt the Internet will achieve advantages in exploiting software agents for applications, thanks to their autonomy in carrying out tasks. In such a scenario, appropriated methodologies are needed to manage the interactions among agents. The BRAIN framework proposes an interaction model based on roles, each one composed by a set of capabilities and an expected behavior. The achieved advantages are agent-oriented features, separation of concerns and reuse of solutions and experiences. In this paper we present two interaction infrastructures, Rolesystem and RoleX, which rely on the above mentioned role-based interaction model. These infrastructures allow agents to assume roles and to interact. An application example and the comparison with other approaches show the effectiveness of our approach.