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Scalable and Efficient Multiagent Platform Closer to the Operating System

Alberola, Juan M. and Such, Jose M. and Espinosa, Agustin and Botti, Vicent and Garcia-Fornes, Ana (2008) Scalable and Efficient Multiagent Platform Closer to the Operating System. In: Artificial intelligence research and development. IOS Press, Asmsterdam, pp. 7-15. ISBN 978-1-58603-925-7

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Abstract

Agent technology demands Support to build complex. open and large-scale applications. Therefore, efficient, scalable and robust Multiagent Platforms are needed. The performance of current Multiagent platforms, which are usually developed in Java, has been tested in different studies. Results presented in these studies show that the performance of these Multiagent Platforms is not as good as one could expect. We present in this paper a different approach of a Multiagent Platform closer to the Operating System level to improve the performance achieved. This platform is focused on offering the main services required by a Multiagent platform and also improving the functionality of some of them, such as the messaging service. In this sense, we extend this functionality with advanced communication mechanisms such as agent groups and predefined interaction protocols. We also present a performance evaluation of the current platform implementation.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 60423
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2012 10:57
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 13:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60423

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