Matchmaking among Heterogeneous Agents on the Internet

Katia Sycara, Jianguo Lu, Matthias Klusch and Seth Widoff
Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 1999 AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Agents in Cyberspace, March, 1999

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The Internet is not only providing data for users to browse, but also databases to query, and software agents to run. Due to the exponential increase of deployed agents on the Internet, automating the search and selection of relevant agents is essential for both users and collaboration among di erentsoftware agents. This paper rst describes the agent capability description language Larks . Then we will discuss the matchmaking process using Larks and give a complete working scenario. The paper concludes with comparing our language and the matchmaking process with related works. We have implemented Larks and the associated powerful matchmaking process, and are currently incorporating it within our RETSINA multi-agent infrastructure framework.

author = {Katia Sycara and Jianguo Lu and Matthias Klusch and Seth Widoff},
title = {Matchmaking among Heterogeneous Agents on the Internet},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1999 AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Agents in Cyberspace},
year = {1999},
month = {March},
keywords = {Agent Interoperability, Matchmaking, Collaboration},
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