An Approach to Building Mobile Intelligent Agents Based on Anytime Migration
In this paper, we present an implementation of a Java-based framework for building mobile agents : MiLog (Mobile intelligent agents using Logic programming). MiLog provides logic programming and Java programming for developing intelligent agents since it helps users to effectively construct intelligent mechanisms. We address how to realize an anytime migration mechanism, a HTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)-based communication mechanism among agents, and web service/access mechanism. Anytime migration enables agents to reactively and autonomously migrate from one computer to another. We present practical applications that have been built on MiLog framework. These applications demonstrate that MiLog is an effective tool for developing practical applications based on mobile intelligent agents.
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