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A community of collaborative software agents works together in a domain to provide functionality such as provision of communications services or control of a chemical process. A scheduler is built into each collaborative agent which schedules tasks allocated to that particular agent and tasks sub-allocated by that agent. The scheduler has a mechanism for over-booking tasks for any one agent. It can also make tentative bookings which can be overwritten or timed out.

Title
Scheduler for a software system having means for allocating tasks
Application Number
9/125758
Publication Number
6263358 (B1)
Application Date
August 25, 1998
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
Divine T Ndumu
Suffolk
US
Hyacinth S Nwana
Suffolk
US
Lyndon C Lee
Colchester
US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
US
Assignee
British Telecommunications public company
US
IPC
G06F 9/46
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