Towards pervasive intelligence : reflections on the evolution of the Agent Factory framework

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Title: Towards pervasive intelligence : reflections on the evolution of the Agent Factory framework
Authors: Muldoon, Conor
O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
Collier, Rem
O'Grady, Michael J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1334
Date: 2009
Abstract: Agent Factory is a cohesive framework for the development and deployment of multi-agent systems. Since its inception in the mid 1990s, Agent Factory has gone through a metamorphosis process, whereby several new extensions, revisions, and enhancements have been made. This chapter provides a discussion of the incremental developments in Agent Factory and provides motivations as to why such changes were necessary. Agent Factory distinguishes itself from other intentional agent platforms in several ways. It provides a practical and efficient approach to the development of intentional agent-oriented applications. This is combined with a methodology, integrated development environment support, and a suite of tools that aid the agent fabrication process. A detailed comparison to related work is provided. We include a tutorial on how to use the framework.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Copyright (published version): Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
Subject LCSH: Intelligent agents (Computer software)
Distributed artificial intelligence
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-89299-3_6
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: R.H. Bordini et al. (eds.). Multi-Agent Programming
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Computer Science Research Collection

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