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Integrating a New Mobility Service into the Jade Agent Toolkit

  • Peter Braun
  • Duc Trinh
  • Ryszard Kowalczyk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3744)

Abstract

This paper reports on extending the Jade agent toolkit with a new mobility service. Jade implements a straightforward mobility model that is based on a pull migration strategy. This strategy is a good choice in specific environments, because only necessary classes are loaded. However, loading classes might cause a network overhead in other scenarios, in particular wide-area networks. In addition, Jade’s code cache cannot distinguish between different versions of the same class, which is a drawback in long-running agent systems. We have implemented a new mobility model, named Kalong, and integrated it as a new mobility service in Jade. The paper also reports on first experiments comparing the migration performance of Jade’s and Kalong’s mobility service.

Keywords

Mobile Agent Mobility Model Mobility Service Home Agency Code Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Braun
    • 1
  • Duc Trinh
    • 1
  • Ryszard Kowalczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information and Communication TechnologiesSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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