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Benefits and Requirements of Using Multi-agent Systems on Smart Devices

Olivier Boissier
Fano Ramparany
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Abstract

Due to the emergence of Internet and embedded computing, humans will be more and more faced to an increasing intrusion of computing in their day-to-day life by what it is called now smart devices. Agent characteristics like pro-activeness, autonomy and sociability and the inherent distributed nature of multi-agent systems make them a promising tool to use in the smart devices applications. This paper tries to illustrate the benefits of using multi-agent systems on smart communicating objects and discusses the need of using multi-agent platforms. We then present an overview of multi-agent platforms created for use on small devices (i.e. devices with limited computing power) and for each reviewed multi-agent platform we try to identify what are its main characteristics and architectural concepts.

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emse-00745152 , version 1 (24-10-2012)

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Cosmin Carabelea, Olivier Boissier, Fano Ramparany. Benefits and Requirements of Using Multi-agent Systems on Smart Devices. Kosch, Harald; Böszörményi, László; Hellwagner, Hermann. Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp 1091 - 1098, 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 978-3-540-40788-1. ⟨10.1007/978-3-540-45209-6_147⟩. ⟨emse-00745152⟩
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