Configuration Management for Multi-Agent Systems

Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Octavio H. Juarez-Espinosa, and Katia Sycara
The 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2001), June, 2001, pp. 230-231.


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Abstract
As heterogeneous distributed systems, multi-agent systems present some challenging configuration management issues. There are the problems of knowing how to allocate agents to computers, launch them on remote hosts, and once the agents have been launched, how to monitor their runtime status so as to manage computing resources effectively.

In this paper, we present the RETSINA Configuration Manager, "RECoMa". We describe its architecture, how it uses agent infrastructure such as service discovery, to assist the multi-agent system administrator in allocating, launching, and monitoring a heterogeneous distributed agent system in a distributed and networked computing environment.


Keywords
configuration management, multi-agent systems, RETSINA, agents, software engineering

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): Reusable Environment for Task Structured Intelligent Network Agents, Pleiades, RETSINA Configuration Manager, Discovery, Agent Storm
Number of pages: 2
Note: ACM ISBN: 1-58113-326-X

Text Reference
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Octavio H. Juarez-Espinosa, and Katia Sycara, "Configuration Management for Multi-Agent Systems," The 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2001), June, 2001, pp. 230-231.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Giampapa_2001_3850,
   author = "Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Octavio H Juarez-Espinosa and Katia Sycara",
   editor = "Jorg P. Muller, Elisabeth Andre, Sandip Sen, Claude Frasson",
   title = "Configuration Management for Multi-Agent Systems",
   booktitle = "The 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2001)",
   pages = "230-231",
   publisher = "Association for Computing Machinery",
   address = "1515 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036, USA",
   month = "June",
   year = "2001",
   Notes = "ACM ISBN: 1-58113-326-X"
}