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AutorenLars Braubach, Alexander Pokahr, Winfried Lamersdorf
TitelJadex Active Components: A Unified Execution Infrastructure for Agents and Workflows
Publiziert inAdvanced Computational Technologies
EditorCălin Enăchescu, Florin Gheorghe Filip, Barna Iantovic
VerlagRomanian Academy Publishing House Bucharest, ROMANIA
ZusammenfassungAgent technology has proven to contribute rich abstractions that facilitate the construction of complex systems. Especially, in case of challenges regarding distribution and concurrency aspects, agents provide high-level solution concepts that are intuitive to understand and directly transferable from design to implementation. Despite these advantages agent technology currently has not found widespread application in industry settings. One important reason for the slow adoption is that the conceptual integration of agents with other prevalent software engineering approaches like software components or service oriented architecture is still low and does not permit the easy usage of agents in concert with other technologies. In this chapter, with the notion of active components, a new conceptual abstraction is presented that combines agent and component characteristics in order to foster the integration of both strands. The active component concept has been implemented within the Jadex Active Components middleware, which is an infrastructure that permits the execution of different types of active components like agents and workows. The underlying architecture of this middleware is presented and illustrated by example scenarios.
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