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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2009)
Milan, Italy
Sept. 15, 2009 to Sept. 18, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3801-3
pp: 486-490
There is a growing need to develop adaptive mobile agent systems to meet the increasing complexity and dynamic environments of distributed applications. This paper proposes and argues that using compositional adaptation of individual and teamed software agents allows multiagent systems to radically change their behaviors and structure at runtime. We describe and analyze an application scenario which motivates a compositionally adaptive agent based approach. The challenges and different solutions are described. The paper then proposes the VERSAG approach which is used to combine the benefits of the various approaches in a novel manner. This paper also presents experimental evaluations which compare these adaptive mobile agents with standard non-adaptive mobile agents.
multiagent system, mobile agents, adaptive software, ubiquitous computing

A. Zaslavsky, S. Krishnaswamy, K. Gunasekera and S. W. Loke, "Runtime Adaptation of Multiagent Systems for Ubiquitous Environments," 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), Milan, Italy, 2009, pp. 486-490.
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