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Exception handling in context-aware agent systems: A case study

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Handling erroneous conditions in context-aware mobile agent systems is challenging due to their intrinsic characteristics: openness, lack of structuring, mobility, asynchrony and increased unpredictability. Even though several context-aware middleware systems now support the development of mobile agent-based applications, they rarely provide explicit and adequate features for context-aware exception handling. This paper reports our experience in implementing error handling strategies in some prototype context-aware collaborative applications built with the MoCA (Mobile Collaboration Architecture) system. MoCA is a publish-subscribe middleware supporting the development of collaborative mobile applications by providing explicit services that empower software agents with context-awareness. We propose a novel context-aware exception handling mechanism and discuss some lessons learned during its integration in the MoCA infrastructure. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

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Author(s): Cacho N, Damasceno K, Garcia A, Romanovsky A, Lucena C

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems V: Research Issues and Practical Applications

Year: 2007

Volume: 4408

Pages: 57-76

Print publication date: 01/01/2007

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: Berlin


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73131-3_4

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ISBN: 9783540731306