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Java Interagents for Multi-Agent Systems

Francisco J. Martín, Enric Plaza, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, - Jordi Sabater
IIIA - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute CSIC - Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain


In this paper we introduce an interagent as an autonomous software agent which manages (intermediates) the communication and coordination between an agent and the agent society wherein this is situated. With this aim, we have developed JIM, a general-purpose interagent that provides agents with a highly versatile range of programmable --before and during the agent's run-time-- communication and coordination services.

Francisco Martin
Wed Sep 9 13:41:16 MET DST 1998