Coordination in distributed intelligent systems

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Authors
  1. Boukhtouta, A.
  2. Berger, J.
  3. Allouche, M.
  4. Bedrouni, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);CONCORDIA UNIV, MONTREAL QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Intelligent and autonomous agents have emerged as a novel approach offering the ability to analyze, design, build, and implement complex systems. The agent-based conceptual view provides a large repertoire of tools, techniques, and metaphors that can be adopted to considerably improve the way many types of complex systems are conceptualized and implemented in various domains. Agent-oriented technologies are increasingly used in a variety of applications, ranging from comparatively small systems to large and complex, mission-critical applications such as air traffic control. This report covers issues and comprehensively answers commonly asked questions about coordination in agent-oriented systems. It is dedicated to providing a state-of-the-art review of current coordination strategies, protocols and mechanisms. In exploring the progress achieved, this study has unveiled the lack of coherence and order that characterizes the area of research pertaining to coordination. Based on current practical deployed applications and future opportunities, the report identifies and thoroughly examines trends, challenges, and future agent-oriented research directions.

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Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2006-780 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2009
Number of Pages
182
DSTKIM No
CA033249
CANDIS No
532564
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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