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The Contract Net Protocol: High-Level Communication and Control in a Distributed Problem Solver

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1 Author(s)
Smith, Reid G. ; Defence Research Establishment Atlantic

The contract net protocol has been developed to specify problem-solving communication and control for nodes in a distributed problem solver. Task distribution is affected by a negotiation process, a discussion carried on between nodes with tasks to be executed and nodes that may be able to execute those tasks.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-29 ,  Issue: 12 )