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Coordination of Mobile Intermediaries Acting on Behalf of Mobile Users

  • Norliza Zaini
  • Luc Moreau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2400)

Abstract

We introduce the notion of a mobile intermediary, called Shadow, which is a mobile agent located in the network infrastructure, interacting with complex applications on behalf of mobile users. Due to intermittent connectivity, multiple Shadows may simultaneously coexist. In this paper, we introduce a protocol capable of coordinating Shadows and we present an abstraction layer, hiding away communication and coordination details, which offers a substrate to build distributed applications across mobile devices and fixed infrastructure.

Keywords

Mobile Device Mobile User Mobile Agent Abstraction Layer Forward Message 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norliza Zaini
    • 1
  • Luc Moreau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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