Reusable Components for Middleware Agents

Alun Preece

There is currently considerable interest in using agentbased middleware technology to integrate sources of data and knowledge. Some of these sources are legacy systems (pre-existing databases and expert systems), while others are custom-built services specifically designed to operate as components within distributed information architectures. At Aberdeen, we have a number of current projects developing technology to support such scenarios. We favour an agent-based architecture for these projects, in which there are three types of agent, but any agent is potentially able to communicate with any other.

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