Timeliness and Reliability Oriented Autonomous Network-Based Information Services Integration in Multi-Agent Systems

Xiaodong LU  Koichi MORIYAMA  Ivan LUQUE  Miho KANDA  Yanqing JIANG  Ryuji TAKANUKI  Kinji MORI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E88-D   No.9   pp.2089-2097
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e88-d.9.2089
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Software Agent and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
faded information field (FIF),  push/pull mobile agent (Push/Pull-MA),  timeliness and reliability,  

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Summary: 
Under dynamic and heterogenous environment, the need for adaptability and rapid response time to information service systems has become increasingly important. To cope with the continuously changing conditions of service provision and utilization, Faded Information Field (FIF) has been proposed, which is an agent-based distributed information service system architecture. In the case of a mono-service request, the system is designed to improve users' access time and preserve load balancing through the information structure. However, with interdependent requests of multi-service increasing, adaptability, reliability and timeliness have to be assured by the system. In this paper, the relationship between the timeliness and the reliability of correlated services allocation and access is clarified. Based on these factors, the autonomous network-based heterogeneous information services integration technology to provide one-stop service for users' multi-service requests is proposed. We proved the effectiveness of the proposed technology through the simulation and the results show that the integrated service can reduce the total users access time compared with the conventional systems.