ESPRIT II Project 2256 'ARCHON':
Architecture for Cooperative Heterogeneous On-Line Systems.
An early demonstration of the applicability of software agents.
The goal of the Archon project is the development of an architecture for
cooperating intelligent control systems. The research at the Computer
Systems Group has been concentrated at two aspects of such a system. One
has been the development of a distributed architecture for information
exchange, based on the 3DIS data modeling framework. A first version of
this architecture has been implemented.
The second aspect is the modeling of information present in control systems
(in particular in the robotics area) with the aim of developing suitable
representations for exchange of information between intelligent systems.
H. Asfsarmanesh, L.O. Hertzberger, F. Tuijnman, G. Wiedijk, A. Visser
Atlas Elektronik, Framentec, Queen Mary and Westfield College London,
Volmac, EA Technology, Iberdrola, University of Athens, Amber, JRC Ispra,
Labein, University of Porto, Iridia University Libre Bruxelles
H. Afsarmanesh, F. Tuijnman, 'ISA: An Architecture to supportSharing and Exchange of Information among Cooperative Archon Agents', Technical Report CS 91-07, University of Amsterdam, December 1991
A. Visser, M. Wiedijk, F. Tuijnman, H. Afsarmanesh, 'Application Study: Robot Arm Control - An experience using distributed AIM', Technical Report CS, University of Amsterdam, November 1993
Cooperative Information Management Group Project Page.