An agent-based framework for large scale internet applications

Mamadou Tadiou Kone, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    The idea of a software entity that performs tasks on behalf of a user across the Internet is now well established. We introduce in this paper a new approach to service discovery and QoS negotiation over the Internet. Our approach presents a framework for service discovery and QoS negotiation at the network level that rely on two concepts: multi- agent systems and agent communication languages (ACL). In this frame- work, a user and service agents engage in a structured communication through the m ediation of a QoS Broker Agent and a Facilitator Agent. Here, the Facilitator Agent acts on behalf of several service agents. It acquires information from these service agents and acts as a single point of contact to supply this information to the User Agent via the QoS Broker Agent. A number of service discovery protocols like the Service Location Protocol (SLP), and Sun Microsystem's Jini has been designed for restricted environments and do not scale to the entire Internet. In order to provide an infrastructure for large scale Internet applications, we designed a prototype multi-agent system that is able to discover re- sources and negotiate QoS at the network level.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages632-642
    Number of pages11
    Volume1815
    ISBN (Print)354067506X, 9783540675068
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventIFIP-TC6/European Commission International Conference on Networking, NETWORKING 2000 - Paris, France
    Duration: 2000 May 142000 May 19

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume1815
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    OtherIFIP-TC6/European Commission International Conference on Networking, NETWORKING 2000
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period00/5/1400/5/19

    Keywords

    • Agent Communication Languages (ACL)
    • Internet
    • Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language (KQML)
    • Mutli-agent systems
    • Quality of Service (QoS)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Kone, M. T., & Nakajima, T. (2000). An agent-based framework for large scale internet applications. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1815, pp. 632-642). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1815). Springer Verlag.