The use of multiple agents (in patterns such as master-slave and embassy) as stated in S. C. Hayden et al. (1999) is a common technique in agent-based systems. Maintaining coordination and communication between groups of agents, whilst relatively simple in the non-distributed paradigm, can impose a significant overhead on the developers of distributed/mobile agent systems. We report the design, implementation, and evaluation of a group communications mechanism for multiple agents systems.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||IEEE/WIC/ACM International conference on Intelligent Agent Technology - Beijing, China|
Duration: 20 Sep 2004 → 24 Sep 2004
|Conference||IEEE/WIC/ACM International conference on Intelligent Agent Technology|
|Period||20/09/04 → 24/09/04|
- agent-based systems
- mobile technology
- multiple agents system
Shah, S. W., Nixon, P., & Ferguson, R. I. (2004). On the use of IP multicast to facilitate group communication between mobile agents. 487-490. Paper presented at IEEE/WIC/ACM International conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, Beijing, China, .