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From Internet of Things to Internet of Agents

Authors: H. Yu, Z. Shen, and C. Leung
Title: From Internet of Things to Internet of Agents
Abstract: From sophisticated single agent in complex environments to multi-agent system (MAS) organizations, intelligent software agent research has come a long way in just under two decades. Many new branches of research in this field have emerged over the years which have enabled today’s agents to perform a wide variety of human-like tasks such as learning, reasoning, negotiating, self-organizing and trusting each other, etc. Unfortunately, very few practical MASs have been deployed after such a long period of intensive research and development. For MASs to achieve higher popularity among end-users, we believe that agent oriented software engineering (AOSE) should adopt a new paradigm as has been done in Web 2.0 - to allow end-users to actively participate in developing or modifying features in agents at various stages of the agent’s lifecycle. In this paper, we propose a vision for democratizing AOSE. We discuss what potential new researches need to be carried out in the areas of AOSE and agent learning in order to realize such a vision of moving from MASs to mass end-user agent development, and discuss potential challenges facing various aspects of this vision.
Keywords: Agent oriented software engineering; Internet of Things
Conference Name: IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings'13)
Location: Beijing, China
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2013
Accepted PDF File: From_Internet_of_Things_to_Internet_of_Agents_accepted.pdf
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Reference: H. Yu, Z. Shen, and C. Leung, “From Internet of things to Internet of agents,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings’13). IEEE, August 2013, pp. 1054–1057.
   author	= {Yu, Han and Shen, Zhiqi and Leung, Cyril}, 
   title	= {From {I}nternet of Things to {I}nternet of Agents}, 
   booktitle	= {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings'13)}, 
   year		= {2013}, 
   month	= {August}, 
   pages	= {1054-1057}, 
   location 	= {Beijing, China},
   publisher	= {IEEE},