Mobile Agents for Telecommunication Applications

4th International Workshop, MATA 2002 Barcelona, Spain, October 23–24, 2002 Proceedings

  • Ahmed Karmouch
  • Thomas Magedanz
  • Jaime Delgado
Conference proceedings MATA 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2521)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Agent Architectures, Frameworks and Platforms

    1. Santtu Toivonen, Heikki Helin
      Pages 1-10
    2. Rui Pedro Lopes, José Luis Oliveira
      Pages 11-20
    3. Jaime Delgado, Isabel Gallego, Roberto García, Rosa Gil
      Pages 21-33
  3. Mobile Agent Frameworks for Telecommunication Services

    1. Vidya Renganarayanan, Abdelsalam Sumi Helal, Amar Nalla
      Pages 33-47
    2. Bruno Dillenseger, Anne-Marie Tagant, Laurent Hazard
      Pages 48-57
  4. Mobile Agents in Active Networks

    1. Insu Kim, Keecheon Kim, Sunyoung Han, Hyukjoon Lee
      Pages 83-93
  5. Context Aware and Ad Hoc Communications

    1. Mohamed Khedr, Ahmed Karmouch, Ramiro Liscano, Tom Gray
      Pages 105-118
    2. Mohamed Ahmed, Hamid Harroud, Roger Impey, Ahmed Karmouch
      Pages 119-127
    3. Takeshi Umezawa, Ichiro Satoh, Yuichiro Anzai
      Pages 128-139
  6. Distributed Monitoring and Network Management

    1. Sergio Gonzalez-Valenzuela, Son T. Vuong
      Pages 141-150
    2. Christos Bohoris, George Pavlou, Antonio Liotta
      Pages 151-162
    3. Robert Sugar, Sandor Imre
      Pages 163-170
  7. Security for Mobile Agents

    1. Larry Korba, Ronggong Song, George Yee
      Pages 171-181
    2. Sergi Robles, Joan Mir, Joan Ametller, Joan Borrell
      Pages 182-191
  8. Mobile Computing and QoS Management

    1. Telma Mota, Stylianos Gouveris, George Pavlou, Angelos Michalas, John Psoroulas
      Pages 193-205
    2. Kalaiarul Dharmalingam, Martin Collier
      Pages 206-215
    3. Alberto Montilla Bravo, Marisol Garcia Valls
      Pages 216-225
  9. Migration and Network Management

    1. Emmanuel Reuter, Françoise Baude
      Pages 227-238
    2. Stefan Johansson, Paul Davidsson, Martin Kristell
      Pages 239-248
    3. Kun Yang, Alex Galis, Telma Mota, Stylianos Gouveris
      Pages 249-258
  10. Mobile Services

    1. Sasu Tarkoma, Mikko Laukkanen
      Pages 259-268
  11. Collaborative Environments and Services

    1. Irene Sygkouna, Maria Strimpakou, Francisco Valera, Anastasia Kaltabani, Luis Bellido, Enrique Vazquez et al.
      Pages 292-301
    2. Michael Zapf, Rolf Reinema, Ruben Wolf, Sven Türpe
      Pages 302-315
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 317-317

About these proceedings


Research in the telecommunications ?eld suggests that future network infrastructures will be composed of sensors, wireless devices, personal digital assistants, networked appliances and numerous types of services. This brings up key issues such as unfamiliar users and service interfaces, discovering services that match user’s needs, ?nding and tracking people and resources, establishing useful contacts and appropriate associations between resources and users, and managing a large number of dynamic network entities all of which must be performed in an automated and proactive manner with a certain degree of autonomy and mobility. These are the main characteristics exhibited by mobile software agent behavior, making the technology more suitable for future telecommu- cation applications and services. It also reveals the tremendous potential for the mobile agent paradigm. The potential complexity of mobile agent operation requires that mechanisms exist on several levels to coordinate its activities. For this purpose research and development on various forms of mobile agents continues to grow in a staggering fashion. Age- based applications and services such as network management, e-commerce, information gathering on the Internet, mobile communications, active networking, and most recently ad hoc communications are becoming increasingly popular and continue to contribute to the development and to the success of mobile agent technology. In addition it is well established that mobile agents is an ideal sister technology for mobile ad hoc networks where users, applications, services, devices and networks are mobile and dynamically con?gurable.


Active Networks Ad-hoc Networking Internet Services Mobile Agents Mobile Code Mobile Communications Network security Networking Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Telecommunications Wireless Devices monitor network management security

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Karmouch
    • 1
  • Thomas Magedanz
    • 2
  • Jaime Delgado
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information Technology and EngineeringUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institut FOKUSBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Departament de TecnologiaUniversitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00021-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36086-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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