Mobile Agents

6th International Conference, MA 2002 Barcelona, Spain, October 22–25, 2002 Proceedings

  • Niranjan Suri
Conference proceedings MA 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2535)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Subramanian Arumugam, Abdelsalam Sumi Helal, Amar Nalla
    Pages 1-15
  3. Márcio Delamaro, Gian Pietro Picco
    Pages 16-31
  4. Hisashi Hayashi, Kenta Cho, Akihiko Ohsuga
    Pages 32-46
  5. Volker Roth
    Pages 47-63
  6. Giovanni Vigna, Bryan Cassell, Dave Fayram
    Pages 64-77
  7. Luk Stoops, Tom Mens, Theo D’Hondt
    Pages 78-92
  8. JinHo Ahn, Sung-Gi Min, ChongSun Hwang
    Pages 93-105
  9. Arne Grimstrup, Robert Gray, David Kotz, Maggie Breedy, Marco Carvalho, Thomas Cowin et al.
    Pages 106-120
  10. Jiannong Cao, Xianbing Wang, Jie Wu
    Pages 138-153
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-203

About these proceedings


Welcome to the proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Agents. MA 2002 took place in Barcelona, Spain and was co-located with the 4th International Workshop on Mobile Agents for Telecommunications Applications. Both events were held at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, October 22–25, 2002. Mobile agents may be de?ned as programs that, with varying degree of - tonomy, can move between hosts across a network. Mobile agents combine the notions of mobile code, mobile computation, and mobile state. Capabilities of mobile agents include: – Supporting unrealiable networks and disconnected operation – Counteracting low-bandwidth, high-latency communication links – Deploying newbehaviour (through mobile code) and recon?guring systems on-the-?y – Distributing processing load across systems – Improving survivability in the face of network and system failure. Given the above capabilities, mobile agents (while they may not be referred to as such) are nowbecoming accepted as a fundamental architectural construct for the design and development of complex adaptive systems that need to operate in highly dynamic environments. Mobile agents also support applications in several domains such as ubiquitous computing, grid computing, remote sensing, data mining, system management, and agile computing.


Internet Agents Mobile Agents Mobile Code Mobile Computation Mobile Object Systems Multi-Agent Systems Network Management Scala Ubiquitous Computing agents operating system programming proving security software agent

Editors and affiliations

  • Niranjan Suri
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Human and Machine CognitionUniversity of West FloridaPensacolaUSA

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 978-3-540-00085-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36112-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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