Adding flexibility using structured goals: the case of itinerant mobile agents

Toan Phung, S.W. Loke, J. Harland
IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, 2003. IAT 2003.  
We show how a goal-oriented view of mobile agent itineraries separates itinerary the agent must accomplish (which we call its ITAG-Goals) from ¥ ¤ the agent is to accomplish its goals (i.e., its strategies), thereby providing flexible and robust behaviour in a dynamic network. Our approach generates strategies given a goal and a model of the network environment. We also show how strategies can be reused and how the agent regenerates strategies for its remaining goals in the face of difficulties.
doi:10.1109/iat.2003.1241145 dblp:conf/iat/PhungLH03 fatcat:qpgcatwm75hmjp22erzfyswtdq