Software Agents and Grid Computing
Software agents are frequently mentioned in the context of Grid Computing. For example, there is an upcoming conference entitled "2nd International Conference on GRID SERVICES ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (GSEM'05)" to be held in Erfurt, Germany on September 19-22, 2005.
The conference blurb notes that:
The Grid has emerged as a global platform to support on-demand virtual organizations for coordinated sharing of distributed data, applications and processes. Service orientation of the Grid also makes it a promising platform for seamless and dynamic development, integration and deployment of service-oriented applications. The application components can be discovered, composed and delivered within a Grid of services, which are loosely coupled to create dynamic business processes and agile applications spanning organizations and computing platforms. The technologies contributing to such Grids of services include Service-Oriented Computing, Semantic Web, Grid Computing, Software Engineering, Business Process Technology, and Agent Technology.
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