Recently, an interest has been witnessed in computing community to autonomic computing. Inspired by the functioning of the human nervous systems, autonomic computing is to design and build computing systems that posses inherent self-managing capabilities. While autonomic computing is a quite new revolutionary move to the discipline of computing and so far a holistic solution has not yet appeared, we argue in this paper that agent technology is already available for being integrated into the framework of autonomic computing. Starting with the high degree of match between agent systems and autonomic systems, an in-depth analysis is presented to denote that agent architectural concepts are crucially important.
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