• Communicative acts and interaction protocols in a distributed information system 

    Nowostawski, Mariusz; Carter, Dan; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin
    In FIPA-style multi-agent systems, agents coordinate their activities by sending messages representing particular communicative acts (or performatives). Agent communication languages must strike a balance between simplicity ...
  • The NZDIS project: An agent-based distributed information systems architecture 

    Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen; Bush, Geoff; Carter, Dan; McKinlay, Bryce; Nowostawski, Mariusz; Ward, Roy
    This paper describes an architecture for building distributed information systems from existing information resources, based on distributed object and software agent technologies. This architecture is being developed as ...