R. Plösch, R. Weinreich: An Agent-Based Environment for Remote Diagnosis, Supervision and Control, Proceedings of the International Computer Science Conference, ICSC 99, Hong Kong, Dec. 13-15, 1999, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp 385-392, Springer-Verlag, 1999.


Mobile agent technology offers a number of characteristics that make it well suited for distributed information retrieval and monitoring tasks. We present an agent-based environment that provides facilities and tools for remote diagnosis, supervision and control of process automation systems. The described environment allows remote and dynamic configuration of diagnosis and supervision components, offers a framework for observing and controlling existing (legacy) software, and is also suited for other application domains than process automation.