By Topic

Towards agent-based software engineering for information-dependent enterprise applications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Laufmann, S.C. ; US West Adv. Technol., Boulder, CO, USA

Established enterprises continue to create new applications and systems without removing older ones. Legacy systems are often necessary to the new applications, but inadequate for the new environment, which can be large and widely distributed. Two applications are presented: kiosks for telephone sales and support; and information access for service technicians. These are representative of a large class of distributed information-dependent applications. This class is characterised by geographical distribution, organisational dispersion and broad implementational heterogeneity, which together form a technology barrier that hinders rapid system adaption. The approach described addresses the distribution and heterogeneity common to this class of application by creating an application-independent software agent kernel and then deploying that kernel in various specific applications according to a practical and incremental strategy

Published in:

Software Engineering. IEE Proceedings- [see also Software, IEE Proceedings]  (Volume:144 ,  Issue: 1 )