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Armed Services: Challenges for Military Distributed Systems

  • David N. Allsopp
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3890)

Abstract

This paper discusses the relevance of agent-based and service-based approaches to the technical and organizational transformation sought by modern armed forces. It describes the rationale for using these approaches, potential benefits, and challenges — which are both organizational and technical. It then identifies gaps and areas for research including service discovery, support for a wide range of interaction patterns, and operation over low-bandwidth networks.

Keywords

IEEE Intelligent System International Coalition Military Network Information System Agency Messaging Pattern 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • David N. Allsopp
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  1. 1.QinetiQMalvernUK

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