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Framework for Supporting JavaScript-Based Mobile Agents

  • Carlos A. SilvaEmail author
  • Carlos GriloEmail author
  • Jorge VelozEmail author
  • Nuno CostaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)

Abstract

The emergence both of World Wide Web and distributed systems solutions allowed many communication paradigms to appear, being the client-server the most common today. Here, we present an agent-based platform for the mobile agents computing paradigm. The platform components have been designed to allow the development, execution, tracking and the ability to move JavaScript mobile agents through the local network and Internet. All components are based on the JavaScript programming language in order to reach desktop and mobile operating systems, such as Android and iOS. This initiative arose as a way of dealing with problems raised by the considerable amount of existing Java based mobile agents platforms, which force the installation of the Java Virtual Machine on the devices, making complicated their execution in operating systems like macOS and others non-Java friendly operating systems, including mobile ones.

Keywords

Agent-based platform Mobile agents paradigms JavaScript Java Virtual Machine Mobile operating system 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Thanks to both the Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT) and the Instituto de Fomento al Talento Humano of Ecuador, this research work would not have been possible without his financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Technology and ManagementPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias InformáticasUniversidad Técnica de ManabíPortoviejoEcuador
  3. 3.School of Technology and Management, CIICPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal

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