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Formalizing Properties of Mobile Agent Systems

  • Lorenzo Bettini
  • Rocco De Nicola
  • Michele Loreti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2315)

Abstract

The wide-spreading of Internet has stimulated the introduction of new programming paradigms and languages that model interactions among hosts by means of mobile agents, and that are centered around the notions of location awareness. In this paper we show how to use formal tools, specifically a modal logic, for formalizing properties for mobile agent systems. We concentrate on one of these new languages, Klaim, and we use it to specify a system that permits maintaining the software installed on several heterogeneous computers distributed over a network by taking advantage of the mobile agent paradigm.

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Modal Logic Mobile Agent Private Locality Abstract Action Formal Tool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Bettini
    • 1
  • Rocco De Nicola
    • 1
  • Michele Loreti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Sistemi e InformaticaUniversitá di FirenzeItaly

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