This paper describes a mobile agent-based approach for supporting coordination of user activities in distributed collaborations. The approach presented here uses XML to specify a collaboration plan in terms of various participants’ roles, access rights based on roles, and the coordination actions to be executed when certain events occur. Using this plan an agent-based distributed middleware system provides each user an interface to perform the tasks pertaining to the collaboration. The actions of a user transparently create and dispatch coordination agents to other users. The middleware also enforces the security constraints defined in the collaboration plan. We illustrate our approach with an example system for collaborative authoring implemented using the Ajanta mobile agent system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Agent Systems, Mobile Agents and Applications - 2nd International Symposiumon Agent Systems and Applications and 4th International Symposium on Mobile Agents, ASA/MA 2000, Proceedings|
|Editors||David Kotz, Friedernann Mattem|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 2000|
|Event||2nd International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications, ASA 2000 and 4th International Symposium on Mobile Agents, MA 2000 - Zurich, Switzerland|
Duration: Sep 13 2000 → Sep 15 2000
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Other||2nd International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications, ASA 2000 and 4th International Symposium on Mobile Agents, MA 2000|
|Period||9/13/00 → 9/15/00|
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