A Directory Server for Mobile Agents Interoperability.
ABSTRACT This paper reports a directory server in a distributed middleware for realizing the interoperability between a wide variety of mobile agent systems. The ODP trader, an ITU-T recommendation for direction service, is customized for the specific requirements. The key ideas are (1) to extend the managed information so that program codes can be members, and (2) to provide Proxy Offer for utilizing services located outside the directory. Performance measurement shows that Proxy Offer is more efficient than dynamic property of the ODP trader in the current application
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ABSTRACT: This paper presents a new framework for constructing mobile agents. The framework introduces the notion of agent hierarchy and inter-agent migration and thus allows a group of mobile agents to be dynamically assembled into a single mobile agent. It provides a powerful method to construct a distributed application, in particular a large-scale mobile application. To demonstrate how to exploit our framework, we construct an extensible and portable mobile agent system based on the framework. The system is implemented as a collection of mobile agents and thus can dynamically change and evolve its functions by migrating agents that offer the functions. Also, mobile agent-based applications running on the system can naturally inherit the extensibility and adaptability of the systemDistributed Computing Systems, 2000. Proceedings. 20th International Conference on; 02/2000