Flying Emulator: Rapid Building and Testing of Networked Applications for Mobile Computers

  • Ichiro Satoh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2240)


This paper presents a mobile-agent framework for building and testing mobile computing applications. When a portable computing device is moved into and attached to a new network, the proper functioning of an application running on the device often depends on the resources and services provided locally in the current network. To solve this problem, this framework provides an applicationlevel emulator of portable computing devices. Since the emulator is constructed as a mobile agent, it can carry target applications across networks on behalf of a device, and it allows the applications to connect to local servers in its current network in the same way as if they were moved with and executed on the device itself. This paper also demonstrates the utility of this framework by describing the development of typical location-dependent applications in mobile computing settings.


Access Point Mobile Agent Mobile Computing Runtime System Java Virtual Machine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Satoh
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  1. 1.National Institute of Informatics /Japan Science and Technology CorporationTokyoJapan

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