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Milestone checkpointing in multi-agent applications

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Milestone checkpointing in multi-agent applications

Wang, Pingye (2004) Milestone checkpointing in multi-agent applications. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Distributed multi-agent systems are useful in handling complex, realistic, and larger problems. However, they are susceptible to failures. A multi-agent system has some special characteristics such as sociality, which divides the system into different social groups so that intra-group coupling is much tighter than inter-group coupling. This thesis aims at developing a selective checkpoint based rollback-recovery protocol specially tailored for multi-agent systems, which combines selective checkpointing and logging technologies to achieve the objectives of simple and domino-free rollback and recovery, and fast output commit. A methodology is proposed to provide a step-by-step procedure for designers to follow in deciding where group checkpoints should be inserted. The methodology is demonstrated on an e-trading system implemented on the JADE agent platform. Experiments are conducted to show that the methodology can provide reasonable performance in multi-agent systems.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Wang, Pingye
Pagination:xi, 118 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Li, Hon F and Thiruvengadam, Radhakrishnan
ID Code:8178
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:17
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:17
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