Objective vs. Subjective Coordination in Agent-based Systems: A Case Study

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Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti

This paper aims at showing the benefits of objective coordination in the design and development of agent-based distributed applications. We compare the subjective and objective coordination approaches in the engineering of a simple case study — a distributed MP3enco ding application — pointing out the benefits of the objective ones. In particular, we discuss the design and development of the sample application using three different solutions according to such approaches: a subjective solution, based on conversation and middle-agents, as often found in Distributed Artificial Intelligence and in Multi-Agent Systems; JavaSpaces, as a notable example of loosely-objective approach, not expressive enough to gain all the advantages of objective coordination; and TuCSoN as a fully-objective approach, providing a hybrid coordination model able to exploit the full potential of objective coordination.

Coordination Models and Languages, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2315, pages 291-299, 2002.
Farhad Arbab, Carolyn Talcott (eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg
5th International Conference (COORDINATION 2002), York, UK, 8-11 April 2002. Proceedings
Author = {Ricci, Alessandro and Omicini, Andrea and Denti, Enrico},
Booktitle = {Coordination Models and Languages},
Doi = {10.1007/3-540-46000-4_27},
Editor = {Arbab, Farhad and Talcott, Carolyn},
Isbn = {978-3-540-43410-8},
Isbn-10 = {3-540-43410-0},
Isbn-Online = {978-3-540-46000-8},
Issn = {0302-9743},
Issn-Online = {1611-3349},
Note = {5th International Conference (COORDINATION 2002), York, UK, 8--11~} # apr # {~2002. Proceedings},
Pages = {291--299},
Publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
Series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
Title = {Objective vs. Subjective Coordination in Agent-based Systems: A Case Study},
Url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-46000-4_27},
Volume = 2315,
WosId = {000181348700027},
Year = 2002}



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