Coordination for Internet Application Development

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Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2(3), pages 251–269
September 1999

The adoption of a powerful and expressive coordination model represents a key-point for the effective design and development of Internet applications. In this paper, we present the TuCSoN coordination model for Internet applications based on network-aware and mobile agents, and show how the adoption of TuCSoN can positively benefit the design and development of such applications, firstly in general terms, then via a TuCSoN-coordinated sample application. This is achieved by providing for an Internet interaction space made up of a multiplicity of independently programmable communication abstractions, called tuple centres, whose behaviour can be defined so as to embody the laws of coordination.

keywordscoordination, Internet applications, mobile agents, programmable tuple spaces
journal or series
book Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (J.AAMAS)