Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - NOTE
10:30 am - 11:45 am - NOTE SPECIAL TIME
Monash University, Australia & Lulea University of Technology,
eHermes: Development and Run-time Support for Mobile Multiagent Systems
One of the grand challenges in agent technology research is quasi-automatic
development of heterogeneous and dynamic multiagent systems (MASs) using
Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) tools. This talk presents an
approach to developing and supporting MASs at run-time. MASs can and should
be composed dynamically at run-time from high level of abstraction called
the mission. The mission is an abstraction that contains a goal, a set
of plans to achieve the goal, a set of stationary and mobile agents that
work on the mission, and a history of the mission execution. The agents
are dynamically constructed at run-time and on-demand (i.e. when they
are needed). These agents autonomously build their itineraries, execute
the assigned tasks and self terminate once those tasks are completed.
We present a mechanism to provide run-time execution support for such
missions. Such support allows the mission execution to be suspended, migrated
and resumed at a different location, as well as enables evolution of the
missions plan at runtime. Formal theoretical foundations of this
new approach, as well as the design and implementation of the prototype
system called eHermes; are presented. Lessons and results from
evaluating the eHermes system are discussed.
Arkady Zaslavsky is an Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia.
He is also a Professor at the Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.
He received MSc in Applied Mathematics majoring in Computer Science from
Tbilisi State University (Georgia, USSR) in 1976 and PhD in Computer Science
from the Moscow Institute for Control Sciences (IPU-IAT), USSR Academy
of Sciences in 1987.
Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 200 publications throughout
his professional career. He organised and chaired many workshops and conferences
in mobile computing area, including "Mobility in Databases and Distributed
Systems" and International Conference on Mobile Data Management.
His research interests include mobile and pervasive computing; distributed
and mobile agents and objects; wireless networks; distributed computing
and database systems; distributed object technology and mobile commerce.
Arkady Zaslavsky has been awarded and involved in many research grants
and projects including DSTC's "M3: Enterprise Architecture for Mobile
Computation", "Context-rich mobile agent technology to support
information needs of financial institutions", "Adaptive Distributed
Information Services", "Mobile City" and others.
He is a member of ACS, ACM and IEEE Computer Society.
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