Agent Software for Near-Term Success in Distributed Applications

  title={Agent Software for Near-Term Success in Distributed Applications},
  author={S. C. Laufmann},
As the world moves rapidly toward the deployment of geographically and organizationally diverse computing systems, the technical difficulties associated with distributed, heterogeneous computing applications are becoming more apparent and placing new demands on software infrastructures. The notion of “agents” is becoming increasingly popular in addressing these difficulties. However, there is no widely accepted definition for, or approach to, agents. The term is itself quite evocative of human… CONTINUE READING