Researching Distributed Agents
with Amzi! and Cougaar
Amzi! Prolog + Logic Server technology is currently used to conduct early
research into knowledge
management and application in massively distributed systems. Specifically,
its compatibility with Cougaar agent-based systems is being exercised
to explore the following hypothesis: can logic programming languages be
used to drive business-oriented service execution in wide-area, scalable
distributed workflow systems? This research builds on Cougaar Open Source
technology developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA)
and BBN Technologies.
Cougaar is Java-based architecture for the construction of large-scale
distributed agent-based applications. It is the product of a multi-year
DARPA research project into large scale agent systems and includes not
only the core architecture but also a variety of demonstration, visualization
and management components to simplify the development of complex, distributed
The Logical Cougaar research site:
Cougaar: Open Source Agent Architecture for Large-scale, Distributed Multi-Agent
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