Direct Execution Simulation of Mobile Agent Algorithms

  • Jiannong Cao
  • Xuhui Li
  • Sou King
  • Yanxiang He
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-37619-4_14

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2745)
Cite this paper as:
Cao J., Li X., King S., He Y. (2003) Direct Execution Simulation of Mobile Agent Algorithms. In: Guo M., Yang L.T. (eds) Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications. ISPA 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2745. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Mobile agent has been applied to develop the solutions for various kinds of parallel and distributed computing problems. However, performance evaluation of mobile agent algorithms remains a difficult task, mainly due to the characteristics of mobile agents such as distributed and asynchronous execution, autonomy and mobility. This paper proposes a general approach based on direct execution simulation for evaluating the performance of mobile agent algorithms by collecting and analyzing the information about the agents during their execution. We describe the proposed generic simulation model, named MADES, the architecture of a software environment based on MADES, and a prototype implementation. A mobile agent-based distributed load balancing algorithm is used for experiments with the prototype.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiannong Cao
    • 1
  • Xuhui Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sou King
    • 1
  • Yanxiang He
    • 2
  1. 1.Internet and Mobile Computing Lab, Department of ComputingHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  2. 2.Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab, Computer School, Computer SchoolWuhan UniversityWuhan, HubeiChina

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