Brief Announcement: Mobile Agent Rendezvous on Edge Evolving Rings

  • Tomoko Izumi
  • Yukiko Yamauchi
  • Sayaka Kamei
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7596)


The rendezvous problem of mobile agents is to make agents, which are initially distributed in a network, meet at a non-predefined location. The challenging issue is to design rendezvous algorithms which work in anonymous systems. Previous works such as [2,4,5] characterized its solvability with the symmetricity and periodicity of network topology and initial locations of agents. However, most existing works (except [3]) assume “static” networks, where its topology does not change during the execution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoko Izumi
    • 1
  • Yukiko Yamauchi
    • 2
  • Sayaka Kamei
    • 3
  1. 1.Ritsumeikan UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Hiroshima UniversityJapan

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