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Mobile Agents

5th International Conference, MA 2001 Atlanta, GA, USA, December 2–4, 2001 Proceedings

  • Gian Pietro Picco
Conference proceedings MA 2001

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2240)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Security

    1. Hock Kim Tan, Luc Moreau
      Pages 15-30
    2. Sebastian Fischmeister, Giovanni Vigna, Richard A. Kemmerer
      Pages 31-41
  3. Models and Architectures

    1. Bogdan Carbunar, Marco Tulio Valente, Jan Vitek
      Pages 54-69
    2. Raimund Brandt, Helmut Reiser
      Pages 70-87
  4. Applications

    1. Eugene Gendelman, Lubomir F. Bic, Michael B. Dillencourt
      Pages 88-102
    2. Prasannaa Thati, Po-Hao Chang, Gul Agha
      Pages 119-134
  5. Communication

  6. Run-Time Support

    1. Lorenzo Bettini, Rocco De Nicola
      Pages 182-197
    2. Torsten Illmann, Tilman Krueger, Frank Kargl, Michael Weber
      Pages 198-212
    3. Alex Villazón, Walter Binder
      Pages 213-228
  7. Quantitative Evaluation and Benchmarking

    1. Robert S. Gray, David Kotz, Ronald A. Peterson, Joyce Barton, Daria Chacón, Peter Gerken et al.
      Pages 229-243
    2. Marios Dikaiakos, Melinos Kyriakou, George Samaras
      Pages 244-259
    3. Rong Xie, Daniela Rus, Cliff Stein
      Pages 260-275
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-277

About these proceedings

Introduction

Recent years have witnessed the appearance of new paradigms for designing distributed applications where the application components can be relocated - namically across the hosts of the network. This form of code mobility lays the foundation for a new generation of technologies, architectures, models, and - plications in which the location at which the code is executed comes under the control of the designer, rather than simply being a con?guration accident. Among the various ?avors of mobile code, the mobile agent paradigm has become particularly popular. Mobile agents are programs able to determine - tonomously their own migration to a di?erent host, and still retain their code and state (or at least a portion thereof). Thus, distributed computations do not necessarily unfold as a sequence of requests and replies between clients and - mote servers, rather they encompass one or more visits of one or more mobile agents to the nodes involved. Mobile code and mobile agents hold the potential to shape the next gene- tion of technologies and models for distributed computation. The ?rst steps of this process are already evident today: Web applets provide a case for the least sophisticated form of mobile code, Java-based distributed middleware makes - creasing use of mobile code, and the ?rst commercial applications using mobile agents are starting to appear.

Keywords

Code Mobility Distributed Middleware Internet Agents Mobile Agents Mobile Code Mobile Computation Mobile Object Systems Multi-Agent Systems Multi-Task Agents Network Management Secure Computation Wireless Networks agents communication security

Editors and affiliations

  • Gian Pietro Picco
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45647-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42952-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45647-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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