Accession Number:

ADP003787

Title:

Applications of the Contract Net Framework: Distributed Sensing,

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STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Described is the initialization and operation of a distributed sensing system based on the contract net framework. In a departure from earlier systems, task distribution is viewed as a local mutual selection process, a discussion carried on between a node with a task to be executed and a group of nodes that may be able to execute the task. This leads to the use of a control formalism based on a contract metaphor, in which task distribution corresponds to contract negotiation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE