An Architecture for Negotiation with Mobile Agents
New applications make networks increase their traffic daily, so a reliable and robust design must be provided to conform an architecture that could satisfy new needs. Terms as knowledge management, agents, ontologies, are key issues to achieve that architecture. Agent technology allows us to carry out interoperability and autonomy among the modules that build the architecture. Different kinds of devices are appearing, such as wireless devices. Then, a new group of applications are coming into the market, and a relevant characteristic is common in many cases: mobility. The general architecture for mobile agents applications we are describing in the paper generalises a set of applications and tools we are developing. We start the work in the context of Digital Rights Management (DRM), and a specific negotiation scenario and its implementation with mobile agents is discussed, before giving technical details of the architecture. This generic architecture includes elements coming from different disciplines, that are assembled to form a structure that fits diverse environments.
KeywordsMobile Agent Resource Description Framework User Agent Wireless Device Intellectual Property Right
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