Hyperglue: Designing High-Level Agent Communication for Distributed Applications

Unknown author (2006-03-01)

We are building a new communication model and discoverysystem which will allow agent-based intelligent spacesto interact with one another. This new infrastructure layer,called Hyperglue, coordinates agent actions at a higher levelthan most agent communication does, providing an interfacefor communication at the level of "real-world" entities suchas people, places, organizations, and information sources.The resulting structure is one which allows these agent communitiesto interact, while preserving the privacy, privileges,and preferences of the entities they represent. In this paperwe describe the rationale for Hyperglue, and present theinitial design as an extension of the existing Metaglue agentframework developed at the MIT AI Lab.