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On the Use of IP Multicast to Facilitate Group Communication between Mobile Agents


Shah, SW and Nixon, Paddy and Ferguson, I, On the Use of IP Multicast to Facilitate Group Communication between Mobile Agents, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004): Proceedings, 20-24 Sept. 2004 , Beijing, pp. 487-490. ISBN 0-7695-2101-0 (2004) [Conference Extract]

DOI: doi:10.1109/IAT.2004.1343002


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Mobile technologies and communications
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69436
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-24

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