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Mobile Agents: Control Algorithms


Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1658)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 1-4
  3. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 5-21
  4. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 23-24
  5. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 65-78
  6. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 103-110
  7. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 111-113
  8. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 115-117
  9. Joachim Baumann
    Pages 119-123
  10. Back Matter

About this book


In this monograph, Joachim Baumann provides in-depth coverage of essential research issues; namely, mechanisms for locating and terminating mobile agents and for orphan detection in a mobile agent system. The reader will gain insights into the design and implementation of three control mechanisms for use in mobile agent systems: the energy concept, the path concept, and the shadow concept. The author examines these mechanisms and offers a solid argument as to why they would be better choices over existing mechanisms with respect to message complexity, migration delay, and availability. All in all, this book is an outstanding contribution to advancing the science of mobile agents and it will help the community better understand how to tame mobile agents.


Agent Technology Distributed Algorithms Distributed Systems Electronic Commerce Internet Computing Mobile Agent Control Mobile Agent Systems Mobile Agents Mobile Code Mobile Computing Mobile Objects agents complexity design

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IPVR (Institute for Parallel and Distributed High-Performance Systems)Stuttgart

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