Communicating Mobile Active Objects in Java

  • Françoise Baude
  • Denis Caromel
  • Fabrice Huet
  • Julien Vayssière
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1823)


This paper investigates the design and implementation of mobile computations in Java. We discuss various issues encountered while building a Java library that allows active objects to migrate transparently from site to site, while still being able to communicate with each other. Several optimizations are introduced, and a set of benchmarks provides valuable figures about the cost of migration in Java: basic cost of migration with and without remote classloading, migration vs. standard remote method invocation in a typical information retrieval application. Our conclusion is that mobile computations are a viable alternative to remote method invocation for a large domain of Java applications that includes Web-based application.


Mobile Agent Location Server Active Object Mobile Object Java Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Baude
    • 1
  • Denis Caromel
    • 1
  • Fabrice Huet
    • 1
  • Julien Vayssière
    • 1
  1. 1.OASIS Team, INRIA - CNRS - I3SUniv. Nice Sophia-AntipolisFrance

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