Software Agents as Next Generation Software Components

  title={Software Agents as Next Generation Software Components},
  author={George T. Heineman and William T. Councill},
The increasing volume of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) Internet traffic provides great opportunity to delegate information search, analysis, and negotiation to automated assistants. These new classes of applications demand flexible, intelligent solutions. Distributed software agents offer great promise, building on increasingly pervasive message-based middleware and component technology, Java, the Extensible Markup Language (XML), and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol… CONTINUE READING


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