Authors: Christos Chrysoulas, Odysseas Koufopavlou
Addresses: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 65000 Rio, Patra, Greece. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 65000 Rio, Patra, Greece
Abstract: The semantic grid refers to an approach to grid computing in which information, computing resources and services are described in standard ways that can be processed by computer. This makes it easier for resources to be discovered and joined up automatically. Because semantic grids represent and reason about knowledge declaratively, additional capabilities of typical agents are then possible including learning, planning, self-repair, memory organisation, meta-reasoning and task-level coordination. Only a convergence of these technologies will provide the ingredients to create fabric for a new generation of distributed intelligent systems. Inspired from the concept of autonomous decentralised systems, we propose that the above-mentioned goals can be achieved by integrating FIPA multiagent systems with the grid service architecture and hence to lay the foundation for semantic grid. Semantic grid system architecture is aimed to provide an improved infrastructure by bringing autonomy, semantic interoperability and decentralisation in the grid computing for the emerging applications.
Keywords: agents systems; autonomous systems; communications systems; distributed system; semantic grid; semantic web; grid computing; decentralised systems; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; semantic interoperability.
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.349 - 361
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