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Implementing Fault-Tolerant Services in Goal-Oriented Multi-Agent SystemsBORA, S.
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availability, fault tolerance, multi-agent systems, replication, redundancy, software agents
agent(19), systems(14), multi(14), agents(11), fault(10), distributed(7), tolerant(5), computing(5), tolerance(4), science(4)
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Date of Publication: 2014-08-31
Volume 14, Issue 3, Year 2014, On page(s): 113 - 122
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2014.03015
Web of Science Accession Number: 000340869800015
SCOPUS ID: 84907330638
In this paper, findings and analysis detail the implementation of fault tolerance services into a goal-oriented multi-agent systems development platform. Fault tolerance services are used to provide replication-based fault tolerance policies (i.e. static and adaptive) to multi-agent systems. This approach provided flexibility and reusability to multi-agent systems because fault tolerance policies were implemented as reusable plan structures. Thus, whenever an agent was needed to be made fault-tolerant, plans for fault tolerance policies were simply activated by sending a request message.
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