Enlightened Agents in TuCSoN

Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti

AI*IA/TABOO Joint Workshop "Dagli oggetti agli agenti: tendenze evolutive dei sistemi software" (WOA 2001)
4-5 September 2001
Pitagora Editrice Bologna, Modena, Italy
Andrea Omicini, Mirko Viroli (a cura di)

In the network-centric computing era, applications often involve sets of autonomous, unpredictable, and possibly mobile entities interacting within open, dynamic, and possibly unreliable environments: Intelligent Environments are a typical case. The complexity of such scenarios requires novel engineering tools, providing effective support from the analysis to the deployment stage. In this paper we illustrate the impact of a general-purpose coordination infrastructure for multiagent systems – providing a model, a run-time, and suitable deployment tools – on the engineering of such applications. As a case study, we consider the intelligent management of lights inside a building: despite its simplicity, this problem endorses the typical challenges of this class of applications. The case study is built upon the TuCSoN coordination infrastructure, which provides engineers with both the abstractions and the run-time support for effectively managing the application complexity.

Address = {Modena, Italy},
Author = {Ricci, Alessandro and Omicini, Andrea and Denti, Enrico},
Booktitle = {AI*IA/TABOO Joint Workshop ``Dagli oggetti agli agenti: tendenze evolutive dei sistemi software'' (WOA 2001)},
Editor = {Omicini, Andrea and Viroli, Mirko},
Isbn = {88-371-1272-6},
Month = {4--5~} # sep,
Publisher = {Pitagora Editrice Bologna},
Title = {Enlightened Agents in {{\sf TuCSoN}}},
Url = {http://lia.deis.unibo.it/books/woa2001/pdf/21.pdf},
Year = 2001
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