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On the use of IP multicast to facilitate group communication between mobile agents

Shah, S.W. and Nixon, P. and Ferguson, R.I. (2004) On the use of IP multicast to facilitate group communication between mobile agents. In: IEEE/WIC/ACM International conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, 2004-09-20 - 2004-09-24.

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Abstract

The use of multiple agents (in patterns such as master-slave and embassy) as stated in S. C. Hayden et al. (1999) is a common technique in agent-based systems. Maintaining coordination and communication between groups of agents, whilst relatively simple in the non-distributed paradigm, can impose a significant overhead on the developers of distributed/mobile agent systems. We report the design, implementation, and evaluation of a group communications mechanism for multiple agents systems.