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Distributing Functionalities in a SOA-Based Multi-agent Architecture

  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Javier Bajo
  • Juan M. Corchado
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 55)

Abstract

This paper presents how functionalities are distributed my means of FUSION@, a SOA-based multi-agent architecture. FUSION@ introduces a new perspective for constructing multiagent systems, facilitating the integration with service-oriented architectures, and the agents act as coordinators and administrators of services. FUSION@ makes use of several mechanisms for managing and optimizing the services distribution. The results obtained demonstrate that FUSION@ can efficiently distribute functionalities in dynamic scenarios at execution time.

Keywords

Multi-Agent Systems Services Oriented Architectures Distributed Computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Javier Bajo
    • 1
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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