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As Strong as Possible Agent Mobility

  • Tim Walsh
  • Paddy Nixon
  • Simon Dobson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1887)

Abstract

A major challenge for distributed applications working in mobile contexts is to provide application developers with a method of building stable systems whose elements may change across time. We introduce the concept of As Strong As Possible mobility that uses a combination of data space management and thread state capture so that objects and threads can migrate in a manner that has not been properly explored yet. The ultimate goal is to provide a mechanism for mobility where an object will be migrated using strong mobility techniques where possible and using rebinding mechanisms when it is not advantageous to simply ’grab’ a thread’s state.

Keywords

Virtual Machine Mobile Agent Mobile Object Execution State Mobile Context 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Walsh
    • 1
  • Paddy Nixon
    • 1
  • Simon Dobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Of Computer ScienceTrinity CollegeDublin 2

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