Enabling Peer-to-Peer Resource Discovery in Agent Environment
Status: Past project
Negotiation, co-operation and collaboration between multi-agents systems are
the key to success in the agent world. An agent that is capable of these actions can
offer them as services. The main challenge lies in discovering the agents that provides
such services. FIPA architecture facilitates service discovery process with the help of
Directory Facilitator (DF), but the service discovery process is limited to a particular
Agent Platform. Federation between the DFs would lead to a Gnutella type peer-to-peer
network, which is neither scalable nor efficient. In this paper we propose
modifications to existing Directory Facilitator to enhance the global service discovery
among the agent platforms. We propose a scalable architecture, which forms decentralized
clusters of Directory Facilitators. These clusters are self-governing, fault-tolerant
and support global service discovery. We also discuss ways to exploit the proposed
architecture and hence improve the performance of the service discovery process.
Start Date: December 2001
End Date: August 2002
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1 Refereed Publication
1. Naveen Srinivasan et al., "Enabling Peer-to-Peer Resource Discovery in Agent Environment", InProceedings, Challenges in Open Agent Systems / AAMAS 2002, July 2002, 2073 downloads.
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1. Enabling Peer-to-Peer Resource Discovery in Agent Environment, Presentation.