David Lillis: Evaluating Communication Strategies in a Multi Agent Information Retrieval System

Evaluating Communication Strategies in a Multi Agent Information Retrieval System

David Lillis, Rem W. Collier, Fergus Toolan and John Dunnion

In Proceedings of the 5th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS '07), Hammamet, Tunisia, dec 2007.

Abstract

With the complexity of computer systems increasing with time, the need for systems that are capable of managing themselves has become an important consideration in the Information Technology industry. In this paper, we discuss HOTAIR: a scalable, autonomic Multi- Agent Information Retrieval System. In particular, we focus on the incorporation of self-configuring and self-optimising features into the system. We investigate two alternative methods by which the system can configure itself in order to perform its task. We also discuss the Performance Management element, whose aim is to optimise system performance.