A Multi-agent Architecture for Intelligent Mobile Agents

  • Sylvain Goutet
  • Samuel Pierre
  • Roch Glitho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2164)


The client/server technology manages to carry and treat an ever increasing amount of data. However, it is poorly scalable and personalized, and it does not consider the topology of networks. In spite of many weaknesses and the lack of killer applications, multi-agent and mobile agent systems offer more flexibility and reduce network load. They carry their code, where as other applications only send data on the network. This paper proposes a multi-agent architecture which solves this problem by splitting the mobile agent into several cooperating small agents and integrating a notion of neighborhood. Performance measures validated the design of the architecture. Those measures show that the proposed architecture and algorithms improve the intelligence and the use of network resources. As a result, this architecture is suitable for applications where optimising bandwidth is more important than speed, this is the case for many applications in wireless environments.


Mobile Agent Network Resource Regional Move Java Virtual Machine Tuple Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Goutet
    • 1
  • Samuel Pierre
    • 1
  • Roch Glitho
    • 2
  1. 1.Mobile Computing and Neworking Research Laboratory (LARIM)Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ecole Polytechnique de MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Ericsson Research CanadaTown of Mount RoyalCanada

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