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Transactional Agents [electronic resource] : Towards a Robust Multi-Agent System / by Khaled Nagi.

Author/Creator:
Nagi, Khaled author., Author,
Publication:
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2001.
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Book
1 online resource (XVI, 208 pages)
Edition:
1st ed. 2001.
Series:
Computer Science (Springer-11645)
Lecture notes in computer science 0302-9743 ; 2249
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 0302-9743 ; 2249
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Subjects:
Data structures (Computer science).
Artificial intelligence.
Computer networks.
Database management.
Software engineering.
Information storage and retrieval.
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Information Storage and Retrieval. (search)
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Summary:
The term "agent" is one of those catchwords that mean widely differing things to different people. To telecommunications people it is little more than a mobile piece of code that may be executed at any place. At the other extreme, AI people often associate with agents human-like traits such as social behavior. In between, software people view agents as fairly self-contained pieces of software that, at the low end, pretty much act like objects and, at the high end, more or less auto- mously decide when and how to react to stimuli or proactively initiate effects that can be observed from their environment. Software agents are particularly important when it comes to distributed en- ronments. There, much of the communication takes place asynchronously, that is the sequence of events cannot be planned ahead in all detail. Instead, agents are given rules as to how to interpret the current situation and, given a common goal, so that they adjust their response accordingly.
Contents:
Application Scenario
Overview of Agent Technology
Overview of Transaction Processing
Proposed Approach: Transactional Agents
The Agent Transaction Model
Robustness Guaranteeing Mechanisms
Interacting with the Execution Agent
Simulation Study
Simulation Results
Summary and Future Work.
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ISBN:
978-3-540-45354-3
9783540453543
Publisher Number:
10.1007/3-540-45354-7 doi
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