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Adding New Communication Services to the FIPA Message Transport System

  • Javier Palanca
  • Miguel Escrivá
  • Gustavo Aranda
  • Ana García-Fornes
  • Vicente Julian
  • Vicent Botti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4196)

Abstract

Agent communication is one of the most important aspects in the multi-agent system area. In recent years, several works have been developed that are related to the agent communication problem.

This paper presents a new method for agent and agent platform communication in accordance with FIPA proposals. It uses the Jabber protocol as a new message transport protocol (MTP). This protocol provides additional services that are not included in the current standard FIPA MTP. It provides facilities for “presence notification”, “multi-user conference” and “security services“. As a result of this work, a new plug-in for the JADE platform that incorporates this transport protocol has been developed.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Palanca
    • 1
  • Miguel Escrivá
    • 1
  • Gustavo Aranda
    • 1
  • Ana García-Fornes
    • 1
  • Vicente Julian
    • 1
  • Vicent Botti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia 

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