Publication Name Towards a Real-Time Agent Architecture - A Whitepaper  
Publication Type Technical Report  
Publication Date November, 1999  
Bibliography Entry L. DiPippo, B. Thuraisingham, E. Hodys, Towards a Real-Time Agent Architecture - A Whitepaper, University of Rhode Island, Technical Report, TR99-273, Nov. 1999  
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Applications such as military training simulations, and electronic commerce can benefit from the flexible and responsive nature of multi-agent systems. These applications have inherent timing constraints on the operations and interactions that the agents might perform. This paper presents a real-time agent architecture in which agents communicate, cooperate, coordinate and negotiate to meet the goals of a particular application under specified timing constraints. The architecture provides a real-time CORBA layer to handle underlying real-time communication. It also has a real-time agent communication layer in which agents interact via a real-time extension of a well-known agent communication language. A version of this paper will appear in the Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Object-oriented Real-time Dependable Systems
Lisa DiPippo dipippo@cs.uri.edu
Victor Fay-Wolfe wolfe@cs.uri.edu

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