Multiple Mobile Agents for Dependable Systems

  • Ichiro Satoh
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 91)


This paper presents a framework for enabling mobile agents to be organized dynamically and autonomously with two unique compositions and interagent interactions on distributed systems. The first enables an agent to contain other agents inside it and migrate to another agent or computer with its inner agents. It provides a powerful approach to composing and deploying large-scale mobile software. The second enables an agent to define its destination according to another agent’s location with several policies to support adaptation on distributed systems. It also introduces several higher-level coordinations between mobile agents, e.g., master-slave and redundancy, which are useful for implementing systems. This paper also describes a prototype implementation of the framework with mobile agent technology and several applications of it.


Mobile Agent Master Node Work Agent Runtime System Agent Migration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Satoh
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  1. 1.National Institute of InformaticsChiyoda-kuJapan

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