New FIPA/OMG standards for agents

July 6th, 2008

Jim Odell, the acting chair of the FIPA IEEE Computer Society standards committee, recently sent out an update to the members on current activities.

“FIPA is currently working with the OMG on agent standardization, including an SOA standard that includes agents (SOA-Pro) and an Agent Metamodel and Profile (AMP). The Agent Metamodel and Profile RFP has many companies that are participating, including (but not limited to): HP, Unisys, CSC, Deere & Co, Thales, Metropolitan Life, SINTEF, and DFKI. If you are interested in participating, please let me know.

Any comments on the Agent Metamodel and Profile (AMP) RFP are welcomed. (The above companies and RMIT have already submitted their suggestions. The current release can be downloaded from:

The OMG Agent Platform Special Interest Group page maintains links to documents about these emerging agent standards.