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Dynamic Adaptation of Mobile Agents in Heterogenous Environments

  • Raimund Brandt
  • Helmut Reiser
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2240)

Abstract

Mobile agents must be prepared to execute on different hosts and therefore in different execution environments. Even when a homogenous execution environment is offered by abstracting the underlying heterogeneity, there are scenarios like IT-management, where mobile agents are forced to contain environment dependent implementations. The aim of this work is to equip mobile agents with a flexible capacity to adapt to a range of different environments on demand.

We discuss different forms of adaptation and draw a distinction between static and continuous forms. Our solution for dynamic adaptation provides a concept for exchanging environment dependent implementation of mobile agents during runtime. Dynamic adaptation enhances efficency of mobile code in terms of bandwidth and scalability.

Keywords

Mobile Agent Dynamic Adaptation Continuous Adaptation Code Size Context Awareness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimund Brandt
    • 1
  • Helmut Reiser
    • 2
  1. 1.skyguideZürich-FlughafenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of CSMunich Network Management Team University of MunichMunichGermany

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