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1 ACTS Programme M obile M obile I ntelligent I ntelligent A gents A gents for M anaging M anaging the Information I nfrastructure ACTS Programme AC338

2 ACTS Programme Presentation Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD) Research Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) Intelligent Mobile Agent Center of Competence (IMA-CC)

3 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS General Project Information o Duration:March 1998 until February 2000 o Budget: ~ 400 man-months o Web Site: o Contact:Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci Project Manager GMD FOKUS

4 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Project Partners o P01GMD FOKUS, Germany (Prime Contractor) o P02 Alcatel Bell, Belgium o A02AAlcatel CIT, France o P03 University College London, UK o A03A Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK o A03B The University of Surrey, UK o P04 Algosystems SA, Greece o P05 Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal (CRIM), Canada o P06 France Télécom CNET, France o P07 Hitachi Ltd., Japan

5 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Main Objectives The MIAMI project focuses on the following objectives: o Development and validation of a uniform mobile intelligent agent framework according to the requirements of an open European Information Infrastructure (EII) o Convergence of the OMG MASIF and FIPA mobility specifications

6 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Main Objectives (cont.) o Development of agent-based solutions for managing the open EII and provision of Advanced Communication and Information (ACI) services o Contribution to standardisation o Demonstration of results in a pan-European trial

7 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Key Issues o Pan-European cooperative management of advanced telecommunications and information services o Interaction between management systems of different management domains in an Electronic Commerce context o Business-process-driven relationship between the service management layer and the network management layer o Security in agent based systems (platforms and applications)

8 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Scope of MIAMI The MIAMI project will focus on: o The investigation of benefits gained from the mobility of agent intelligence in the context of telecommunications management and ACI services, and o Implementation and validation of the MIAMI framework in a pan-European test-bed with selected network management and ACI service scenarios.

9 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Outside the Scope The MIAMI project will not focus on: o Developing and validating solutions for interoperability among heterogeneous agents or agent systems o Developing and validating an extended agent communication language

10 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Security in MIAMI MIAMI focuses on security solutions supporting the deployment of the MIA technology in open electronic commerce environments: o Authentication of agents and agencies o Access control to agencies‘ resources o Secure agent interactions o Secure agent transport

11 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Current State of MIAMI o Completed activities: o Mobile agent platforms evaluation F F Selected initial platform: Grasshopper of IKV++ o Agent platform enhancement requirements analysis F F Deliverable D1 (August 1998) o Activities in progress: o Enhanced agent platform specification and design o Application case studies o Subsequent activities: o Platform enhancements implementation (start 11/1998) o Applications design and implementation (start 01/1999)

12 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Deliverables The MIAMI Project will produce the following deliverables: o D1 Platform Enhancement Requirements08/98 o D2 Platform Enhancement Specification11/98 o D3 Case Studies01/99 o D4 Case Study Prototypes09/99

13 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Technical Approach The MIAMI project develops: o An improved MIA platform and o Two trial applications based on it: F F The Active Virtual Pipe (AVP) and Demonstration of network and service management based on agents F F The Virtual Enterprise Builder (VEB) Demonstration of agent based applications and communication services

14 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Active Virtual Pipe Pro-active component of the MIAMI information and communication infrastructure: o Provision of advanced communication and connectivity services in the business context (dynamic “VPN” - resources on demand) o Agent based network management: o QoS management o Fault management o Configuration management o Use of multiple transport network providers o Spot market for network resources o Provision of basic VE management services (generic workflow management capabilities)

15 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Virtual Enterprise Builder Interactive tool for creation and administration of a VE with support for: o Finding business partners o Negotiating among business partners o Creating the VE contract o Automatically configuring the AVP according to the contract o Monitoring and managing VE activities (generic workflow management support)

16 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Offers resoures Searchs for Connectivity Provider Virtual Enterprise Contract negotiation VE Initiator Administration VE Administrator MIAMI Enterprise Model Service Provider Subscriber Consumer AVP Provider Virtual Market Place Provider Connectivity Provider Content Provider Offers resoures Searchs for service Searchs AVP Provider Searchs for business partners

17 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS VE Initiator Agents in Market Place (Example) o By the use of the VEB he activates and configures a match maker agent to find business partners for these roles... o The virtual enterprise initiator identifies the business roles and the business processes.

18 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Virtual Market Place o...and sends the match maker agent to the virtual market place. Agents in Market Place (Example) VE Initiator

19 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS o Meanwhile: Some companies/brokers have sent advertising agents to the VMP. Agents in Market Place (Example) VE Initiator Service A1Service A2Service A3 Company X Company Y Company Z Virtual Market Place

20 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 How much?... Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 80 Stones How much?... Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 70 Stones How much?... Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 100 Stones Service A2 Service A3 Service A1 o Sophisticated negotiations are possible. Agents in Market Place (Example) VE Initiator Company X Company Y Company Z Virtual Market Place

21 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS o Finally, the match maker agent selects a business partner. Agents in Market Place (Example) VE Initiator Company X Company Y Company Z ??? Service A2Service A3Service A1 Virtual Market Place

22 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS o He continues searching for other partners... Agents in Market Place (Example) VE Initiator Company X Company Y Company Z Service A1Service A2Service A3 Virtual Market Place... or goes back to present results.

23 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Components of the MIAMI Framework Business Process VirtualEnterprise Management VirtualEnterprise Builder GenericWorkflow Management Connectivity Management Generic CP Configurator MarketPlace CP Management Virtual Enterprise Domain Virtual Market Place Domain Connectivity Provider Domain Active Virtual Pipe Provider Domain Generic AVP Configurator Generic AVP Configurator Connectivity Management Business Process Generic CP Configurator CP Management GenericWorkflow Management VirtualEnterprise Management

24 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Application of Agents in MIAMI

25 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Application Fields of Agents in MIAMI o Provision of high-level, dynamically programmable interfaces o Agent-based system components o Service and Network Management o Resource Management o Brokering and market place negotiations o Contract negotiation between VE participants o Generic Workflow Management

26 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Trial Scenario o Real business scenario o Creation and running of a virtual enterprise with distributed participants o Demonstration of the graphical Virtual Enterprise Builder o Creation and administration of VE o Demonstration of the Active Virtual Pipe o Provision and dynamic, role-based management of connectivity o Support for administration of VE

27 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS MIAMI Trial Scenario (cont.) Virtual Euro Consulting company provides: o Interactive lectures about the Euro on demand. o Access to a video archive. o Access to a document archive. o Possibility to submit papers independent of its language, which will be translated if necessary, proof-read, marked, and stored on the web server.

28 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Expected Achievements o MIAMI will clarify the potential of MIA technology regarding the: o Reduction of management traffic load on and increase of the availability of underlying networks o Increase of efficiency and flexibility of the provisioning and execution of management procedures o Reduction of prerequisite consumer knowledge for installation and operation of the solutions o MIAMI will demonstrate the suitability of the MIA technology in electronic commerce applications: o Security services o Transactional services (long life transactions) o Customisation services

29 OMG Technical Meeting Electronic Commerce DTF September 1998 Seattle Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci GMD FOKUS Summary o The major goal of the MIAMI project is to develop a uniform mobile intelligent agent platform with facilities for: o Network and service management o Security management o Advanced communication and information services and validate the platform within a pan-European virtual enterprise trial scenario. o MIAMI concentrates on the OMG MASIF paradigm but also considers integration/convergence with FIPA. o MIAMI will contribute to the next OMG Agent Standard.


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