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Implementing QoS-Adaptation in Coordination Artifacts by Enhancing Cougaar Multi-Agent Middleware

John Zinky, Richard Shapiro, Sarah Siracuse, Todd Wright
Coordination Artifacts are first-class software entities that encapsulate an abstract communication pattern either among Agents or between an Agent and its environment. By separating these Coordination Artifacts from Agent implementations, both are simplified and acquire a nearly parallel structure. Coordination Artifacts provide an ideal means for dealing with systemic issues, including survivability, allowing the remaining Agent code to focus solely on its domain/business logic. Coordination Artifacts can be implemented as a small set of extensions to the existing Cougaar Agent middleware. In this paper, we present a design for Coordination Artifacts and their implementation in Cougaar
Keywords: Quality of Service (QoS), Coordination Artifacts, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)
2nd IEEE Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability (MASS 2005), pages 39-48, 30-31 August 2005.
Suzanne Barber, Moshe Kam, V.S. Subrahmanian, Bill Regli (eds.), Philadelphia, PA, USA
@inproceedings{qoscoordart-mass05,
	Address = {Philadelphia, PA, USA},
	Author = {Zinky, John and Shapiro, Richard and Siracuse, Sarah and Wright, Todd},
	Booktitle = {2nd IEEE Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability (MASS 2005)},
	Doi = {10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507046},
	Editor = {Barber, Suzanne and Kam, Moshe and Subrahmanian, V.S. and Regli, Bill},
	Inspec = {8689769},
	Isbn = {0-7803-9447-X},
	Keywords = {Quality of Service (QoS), Coordination Artifacts, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)},
	Month = {30--31~} # aug,
	Pages = {39--48},
	Title = {Implementing {QoS}-Adaptation in Coordination Artifacts by Enhancing {C}ougaar Multi-Agent Middleware},
	Url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=1507046},
	Year = 2005}