Title

Adapting the contract net protocol for publish/subscribe messaging

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation, HPCS 2013

Publication Date

10-21-2013

First Page

139

Last Page

142

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Keywords

agent, negotiation, Publish/Subscribe, task allocation

Abstract

The contract net protocol (CNP) is widely adopted in agent-based systems for task allocation in a distributed environment. Conventional CNP requires only simple messaging services such as direct addressing and broadcasting. Publish/subscribe (P/S) is a highly flexible middleware-based messaging service for distributed applications. Previous experiments on incorporating P/S into agent-based systems for task allocation have shown interesting ways to adapt the conventional CNP with potential performance advantages. The paper first reviews some previous adaptations to CNP in generic terms without any application details. It then introduces a new further step to the adaptations to obtain fully distributed bid selection in the task selection process.

DOI

10.1109/HPCSim.2013.6641404

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2013 IEEE. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781479908356

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Recommended Citation

Yeung, W. L. (2013). Adapting the contract net protocol for publish/subscribe messaging. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation, HPCS 2013 (pp.139-142). Helsinki: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/HPCSim.2013.6641404

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