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A fault-tolerant open MAS

Laurent Vercouter

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The management of the openness of a multi-agent system (MAS) is often done by a specific agent, called a middle-agent. The middle-agent knows representations of the agents and uses them to facilitate cooperations between them. But the centralization of these tasks has some drawbacks: there is a risk of overloading the middle-agent by several queries and the MAS can not support a middle-agent failure. In this paper, we propose an alternative approach to openness management which is completely distributed among the agents of the MAS.
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emse-00758319 , version 1 (28-11-2012)

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Laurent Vercouter. A fault-tolerant open MAS. First international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems : AAMAS '02, Jul 2002, Bologne, Italy. pp. 670 - 671, ⟨10.1145/544862.544902⟩. ⟨emse-00758319⟩
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