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.
information on the RECoMa
see the following publications and documents:
- J.A. Giampapa,
O. Juarez-Espinosa, and K. Sycara, "Configuration
Management for Multi-Agent Systems," The
5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents
2001), Association for Computing Machinery, 1515 Broadway,
New York, NY, 10036, USA, June, 2001, pp. 230-231.
presentation, presented at Agents-2001 in Montreal
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