Title

Calling All Agents, Where Are You?

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-1999

Abstract

We believe the next step in the application of agent technology to the Internet is the massive population of the Internet with software agents functioning in a wide range of capacities: information filtering, information brokering, commerce, negotiation, and so on. In such an environment, a means to effectively locate relevant agents for relevant tasks is indispensable. In this paper, we examine issues in the design and implementation of a `directory agent' that store meta-information of other agents. In particular, we present results from our work on building a scalable directory agent for a large-scale, distributed agent-based e-commerce system (the Abecos project).

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications

First Page

635

Last Page

639

ISBN

9780769502816

Identifier

10.1109/DEXA.1999.795259

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Florence, Italy

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DEXA.1999.795259