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NADIM-Travel: A Multiagent Platform for Travel Services Aggregation

Houssein Ben-Ameur, Fran Bedard, Stéphane Vaucher, Peter Kropf, Brahim Chaib-draa & Robert Gérin-Lajoie

Résumé With the Internet as a growing channel for travel services distribution, sophisticated travel services aggregators are increasingly in demand. A travel services aggregation platform should be able to manage the heterogeneous characteristics of the many existing travel services. It should also be as scalable, robust, and flexible as possible. Using multiagent technology, we designed and implemented a multiagent platform for travel services aggregation called NADIM-Travel. In this platform, a planner-coordinator agent manages users ? requests as well as the response aggregation process. Service agents, on their part, act as gateways to external service providers, and are utilized to retrieve the responses.
   
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Citation H. Ben-Ameur, et al., "NADIM-Travel: A Multiagent Platform for Travel Services Aggregation," in 11th International Conference on Information Technology Tourism, 2004, p. 1-12.
   
Type Actes de congrès (Anglais)
Nom de la conférence 11th International Conference on Information Technology Tourism
Date de la conférence 2004
Editeur commercial Springer Verlag
Pages 1-12