SSP Group Meeting

11am, 25 April, 2006
Room 4.03, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Enabling Multi-Agent Coordination Based on JXTA in an Open Environment

Li Guo

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.