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Coordination for Internet Application Development

Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
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.
Keywords: coordination, Internet applications, mobile agents, programmable tuple spaces
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2(3), pages 251-269, September 1999.
Robert Tolksdorf, Paolo Ciancarini (eds.), Springer Netherlands
	Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Zambonelli, Franco},
	Doi = {10.1023/A:1010060322135},
	Editor = {Tolksdorf, Robert and Ciancarini, Paolo},
	Issn = {1387-2532},
	Issn-Online = {1573-7454},
	Journal = {Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems},
	Keywords = {coordination, Internet applications, mobile agents, programmable tuple spaces},
	Month = sep,
	Note = {Special Issue: Coordination Mechanisms for Web Agents},
	Number = 3,
	Pages = {251--269},
	Publisher = {Springer Netherlands},
	PublonsId = {15801429},
	ScholarId = {13722080468098073470},
	ScopusId = {2-s2.0-0041593714},
	Title = {Coordination for {I}nternet Application Development},
	Url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1023/A:1010060322135},
	Volume = 2,
	Year = 1999}