LCC has been developed for a long time (since 2002) and is
recognised as a prompt and lightweight way for multi-agent
communication. One of its main design goals is to provide a mechanism
for agents to interact with each other in an open environment. Until
now, we have got two versions of implementation based on the idea: a
Linda Server version and MagentA. However, both of them are not really
operating in an open environment.
JXTA is a set of open, generalised P2P protocols that allow any connected device on the network to communicate and collaborate with each other. Its aim is to create basic building blocks and services to enable applications for peer groups. It provides us the opportunity to build a real LCC based open system.
In this talk, I will be talking about how to deploy LCC protocol on a JXTA based platform to enable agents' coordination. I will also explan the implementation of a prototype system based on this idea as a part of my thesis project.