Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (1995)
Herndon, Virginia, USA
Nov. 5, 1995 to Nov. 8, 1995
T.T. Drashansky , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
A. Joshi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
J.R. Rice , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
Problem solving using complex mathematical models of physical phenomena requires expert knowledge in a variety of fields of computer science, such as parallel computing and numerical methods. SciAgents is a problem-solving environment to allow these models to become truly easy to use for the application scientists, much like PC-based systems. It is based on the agent-oriented model of computing. In this paper, we discuss the design and architecture of SciAgents in the context of models based on partial differential equations. We present a set of artificial/computational intelligence techniques used by the cooperating agents that constitute SciAgents, which allows them to complete the program specification and to carry out the program execution with minimal need for user intervention. SciAgents permits the non-expert user to cost-effectively and easily develop software for solving complex mathematical models. It is scalable and allows for extensive reuse of existing software.
problem solving; cooperative systems; software agents; partial differential equations; natural sciences computing; distributed processing; SciAgents; agent based environment; distributed, cooperative scientific computing; problem-solving environment; physical phenomena; parallel computing; numerical methods; agent-oriented model; partial differential equations; computational intelligence techniques; cooperating agents; program specification; program execution; cost-effective software development; scalable system; software reuse
T. Drashansky, A. Joshi and J. Rice, "SciAgents-an agent based environment for distributed, cooperative scientific computing," Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence(ICTAI), Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1995, pp. 452.