Monday, April 11, 2005

FIPA to become an IEEE Computer Society standards committee

FIPA, the Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, has opted to pull in its horns and become an IEEE Computer Society standards committee, namely the "FIPA Standards Committee."

It's very difficult to say if this is a turn for the better, or a turn for the worse for the software agent community, but it's certainly a needed evolutionary step.

My main concern is that far too many sub-domains of the field of software agent technology are still in desperate need of much deeper research and that so many of the standardization efforts are simply premature.

-- Jack Krupansky


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