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Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the (2001)
Washington DC
Apr. 17, 2001 to Apr. 20, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-1086-8
pp: 0255
Peter Braun , Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Jan Eismann , Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Christian Erfurth , Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Wilhelm Rossak , Friedrich Schiller University Jena
ABSTRACT
Abstract: TRACY is a prototype of a middleware architecture that supports the migration of agents (in our definition: self contained, autonomous objects) in heterogeneous networks with the aim to complement more traditional distributed architectures. TRACY supports a weak form of (optimized) agent migration in a network of agent servers and implements local message passing between agents. Derived from a concise evaluation of requirements, mostly targeted towards eCommerce and intranet applications, TRACY is based on a three layer architecture model that supports a clean separation of concerns. A fully functional prototype of TRACY is by now ready for a first release and will be offered to system developers on the basis of an open-source venture. Currently, we are developing an industrial strength reference installation with a partner in the transport and logistics domain. The focus of this paper are the lessons learned during requirements analysis and system design, and the architecture of TRACY.
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P. Braun, J. Eismann, C. Erfurth and W. Rossak, "TRACY A Prototype of an Architected Middleware to support Mobile Agents," Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the(ECBS), Washington DC, 2001, pp. 0255.
doi:10.1109/ECBS.2001.922430
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