Towards Information Agent Interoperability

  • Stefan Haustein
  • Sascha Lüdecke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)


Currently, many kinds of information agents for different purposes exist. However, agents from different systems are still unable to cooperate, even if they accurately follow a common standard like FIPA, KIF or KQML. Being able to plug agents together with little effort and exchange information easily, would be of a great use for several reasons. Among others, the agents could profit from each others’ services. In addition, certain aspects of multi-agent systems could be evaluated without needing to build a complete system. Testing agent systems with standard components would allow simpler comparison. Furthermore, building different agent-based applications would be simplified by combining new software with “off the shelf”-components. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of practical software development and integration of existing systems, without developing “yet another abstract agent architecture”.


Software Development Exchange Information Complete System Agent System Database Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Haustein
    • 1
  • Sascha Lüdecke
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science VIIIUniversity of DortmundDortmundGermany

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