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RETSINA Configuration Manager (RECoMa)
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Head: Katia Sycara
Contact: Joseph Andrew Giampapa
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
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As heterogeneous distributed systems, multi-agent systems (MASs) present some challenging configuration management issues. There are the problems of knowing how to allocate agents to computers, how to 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 order to address these issues, we present the RETSINA Configuration Manager, RECoMa, which 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.