Transportable Information Agents: Practice and Theory

Wednesday, November 13, 1996 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Keller 3-180
George Cybenko (Dartmouth College)
Agent Tcl is a transportable agent programming system developed at Dartmouth. The system allows complete process migration across architectures and uses a variety of messaging constructs. Agent Tcl is being used by Lockheed Martin, Siemens and various others to handle complex distributed information processing tasks. In addition to describing the main features of Agent Tcl, I will present some results dealing with mathematical models describing the control of information processing systems. Those results use simple constructs from stochastic control and information theory.

Joint work with R. Gray, K. Moizumi, D. Rus and D. Kotz.