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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp. 1619-1634 (September 2014)


A JESS AGENT Based Architecture for Testing Distributed Systems


MY EL HASSAN CHARAF, MOHAMMED BENATTOU AND SALMA AZZOUZI
Laboratory of Research in Computer Science and Telecommunication
Faculty of Science
Ibn Tofail University
Kenitra, 14000 Morocco
E-mail: charaf@gmail.com; mbenattou@yahoo.fr; salma.azzouzi@gmail.com

The paper presents some technical issues for testing distributed frameworks with rules based Agent System. The proposed approach consists firstly on exploring the benefits of rule based systems to design communication between different components of the distributed test application and then it deals with the distribution of rules over the testers to ensure their coordination without the need of a centralized manager system. The presented work describes our algorithm allowing the generation of the local rules to be respected by each tester and how we can use JESS in a multi-agent system. We compared also our results to those obtained in the centralized approach, where the antecedents of a rule can be in different testers, thus the tester cant decide when to enable the rule and that we will need a shared knowledge base to manage such situations.

Keywords: agents, distributed test, rules, controllability and observability problems, synchronization

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Received September 20, 2012; revised March 22 & July 12, 2013; accepted August 4, 2013.
Communicated by Ce-Kuen Shieh.