Multi-agent systems represent the most recenttechnology to design and develop distributedapplications. Agents can also gain advantage frommobility, i.e., the capability of changing executionenvironment in world modeled as a set of nodes withdifferent resources and services. This technology callsfor appropriate local infrastructures to manage theinteractions among agents and between agents andenvironments. We propose to build such infrastructureson the basis of roles, which represent the behavior andthe capabilities of agents. Some examples are reported toexplain the exposed concepts in concrete fields.
Role-based Infrastructures for Agents / Cabri, Giacomo. - STAMPA. - (2001), pp. 210-214. (Intervento presentato al convegno 8th Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems (FTDCS'01) tenutosi a Bologna, ita nel October 31 - November 2) [10.1109/FTDCS.2001.969643].