Collaboration between Human and Artificial Societies: by Jean-Pierre Briot, Rachid Guerraoui (auth.), Julian A.

By Jean-Pierre Briot, Rachid Guerraoui (auth.), Julian A. Padget (eds.)

The complete name of the HCM community undertaking in the back of this quantity is VIM: A digital multicomputer for symbolic functions. the 3 strands which certain the community jointly have been parallel structures, complicated compilation recommendations andarti?cialintelligence witha commonsubstrate within the programminglanguage Lisp. The preliminary goal of the undertaking was once to illustrate how the mix of those 3 applied sciences can be used to construct a digital multicomputer — an ephemeral, continual computer of obtainable heterogeneous computing assets — for big scale symbolic purposes . The procedure may aid a digital processor abstraction to distribute information and projects around the multicomputer, the particular actual composition of that could swap dynamically. Our functional aim used to be to help within the prototyping of dynamic dispensed symbolic app- cations in arti?cial intelligence utilizing no matter what assets can be found (probably networked workstations), in order that the constructed software may be run on extra unique with no reprogramming. What we had no longer foreseen on the outset of the venture used to be how brokers may unify the strands on the program point, as specified from the procedure point o- coated above. It used to be a result of agent in?uence that we held workshops in could and December 1997 with the identify “Collaboration among human and arti?cial societies”. The papers accumulated during this quantity are a range from shows made at these workshops. In each one case the structure consisted of a few invited audio system plus displays from the community partners.

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Conversely, and dual to reflection, several distributed operating systems provide a generic run time layer, as for instance the COOL layer for the Chorus operating system [39]. These generic run time layers are designed as to be used by various programming languages, thanks to some upcalls which delegate specific representation decisions to the programming language. 7 Evaluation of the Reflective Approach Reflection provides a general framework for the customization of concurrency and distribution aspects and protocols, by specializing and integrating (meta)libraries intimately within a language or system, while separating them from the application program.

A a ... a pl pl meta level application level ... Fig. 1. Meta level and application level. Each agent a is linked to a metaagent ma and vice versa. Communication between agents and migration of agents between places (pl) is controlled by meta-agents. should be suitable to accompany an agent. The agent/meta-agent relationship is dynamic in the sense that a meta-agent object can be linked to an agent during its execution. The protocol between agents, meta-agents and places is specified in Tables 3, 4 and 2.

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