TuCSoN: a Coordination model for Mobile Information Agents


Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli

1st International Workshop on Innovative Internet Information Systems (IIIS'98), pp. 177-187
8-9 June 1998
IDI–NTNU, Trondheim (Norway), Pisa, Italy
David G. Schwartz, Monica Divitini, Terje Brasethvik (a cura di)

The increasing need to access and elaborate dynamic and heterogeneous information sources distributed over Internet calls for new models and paradigms for application design and development. The mobile agent paradigm promotes the design of applications where agents roam through Internet sites to locally access ad elaborate information and resources, possibly cooperating with each other. This paper focuses on mobile agent coordination, and discusses the TuCSoN coordination model for Internet applications based on mobile information agents. The model is based on the notion of tuple centre, a tuple-based interaction space associated to each site and to be used both for inter-agent cooperation and for accessing to local infromation sources. TuCSoN tuple centres enhance tuple spaces because their behaviour in response to communication events can be programmed. This can be used to deal with heterogeneity and dynamicity of the information sources, as well as to ensure some degree of global data integrity. The effectiveness of the TuCSoN model is shown by means of an application example in the area of Internet information retrieval.

 @inproceedings{tucson-iiis98,
Address = {Pisa, Italy},
Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Zambonelli, Franco},
Booktitle = {1st International Workshop on Innovative Internet Information Systems (IIIS'98)},
Editor = {Schwartz, David G. and Divitini, Monica and Brasethvik, Terje},
Howpublished = {IDI-TR-5/98},
Issn = {0802-6394},
Month = {8--9 } # jun,
Pages = {177--187},
Publisher = {IDI -- NTNU, Trondheim (Norway)},
Title = {{{\sf TuCSoN}}: a Coordination model for Mobile Information Agents},
Year = 1998

Pubblicazione

— autori/autrici

Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli

— a cura di

David G. Schwartz, Monica Divitini, Terje Brasethvik

— stato

pubblicato

— tipo

articolo in atti

Sede di pubblicazione

— volume

1st International Workshop on Innovative Internet Information Systems (IIIS'98)

— pagine

177-187

— contesto

IIIS'98

— dove

Pisa, Italy

— data di pubblicazione

8-9 June 1998

Identificatori

— print ISSN

0802-6394

BibTeX

— BibTeX ID
tucson-iiis98
— BibTeX category
inproceedings

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