Scalable fault tolerant agent grooming environment-SAGE

Ahmad, H. Farooq, Suguri, Hiroki, Ali, Arshad, Basharat, Amna, Tariq, Amina, Malik, Sarmad, Mugal, Muazzam, & Shafiq, M. Omair (2007) Scalable fault tolerant agent grooming environment-SAGE. In 4th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, July 25-29, 2005, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Abstract

Multi-agent systems (MAS) advocate an agent-based approach to software engineering based on decomposing problems in terms of decentralized, autonomous agents that can engage in flexible, high-level interactions. This chapter introduces scalable fault tolerant agent grooming environment (SAGE), a second-generation Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)-compliant multi-agent system developed at NIIT-Comtec, which provides an environment for creating distributed, intelligent, and autonomous entities that are encapsulated as agents. The chapter focuses on the highlight of SAGE, which is its decentralized fault-tolerant architecture that can be used to develop applications in a number of areas such as e-health, e-government, and e-science. In addition, SAGE architecture provides tools for runtime agent management, directory facilitation, monitoring, and editing messages exchange between agents. SAGE also provides a built-in mechanism to program agent behavior and their capabilities with the help of its autonomous agent architecture, which is the other major highlight of this chapter. The authors believe that the market for agent-based applications is growing rapidly, and SAGE can play a crucial role for future intelligent applications development. © 2007, IGI Global.

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ID Code: 94233
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-108-7.ch008
ISBN: 9781599041087
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
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