Towards a real-time agent architecture - a whitepaper

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Conference Proceeding

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Applications such as military training simulations, and electronic commerce can benefit from the flexible and responsive nature of multi-agent systems. These applications have inherent timing constraints on the operations and interactions that the agents might perform. This paper presents a real-time agent architecture in which agents communicate, cooperate, coordinate and negotiate to meet the goals of a particular application under specified timing constraints. The architecture provides a real-time CORBA layer to handle underlying real-time communication. It also has a real-time agent communication layer in which agents interact via a real-time extension of a well-known agent communication language.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems (WORDS)

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