• Automating information processing tasks: an agent-based architecture 

    Cranefield, Stephen; McKinlay, Bryce; Moreale, Emanuela; Purvis, Martin
    This paper describes an agent-based architecture designed to provide automation support for users who perform information processing tasks using a collection of distributed and disparate software tools and on-line resources. ...
  • 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 ...