Execution Monitoring in Adaptive Mobile Agents

  • Walter Vieira
  • L. M. Camarinha-Matos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1652)


Remote operation of equipment is progressively gaining importance due to its large range of potential application areas such as hazardous environments, spatial vehicles, remote telescopes, remote manufacturing systems, virtual laboratories, etc. The traditional approaches based on remote procedure calling mechanisms reveal several difficulties when dealing with non-ideal networks that exhibit high delays and poor availability and reliability. The authors have proposed a solution for remote operation and supervision based on adaptive mobile agents which has important advantages for this kind of networks. In this paper further work is described concerning the inclusion of execution monitoring capabilities in the mobile agents.


Multiagent System Mobile Agent Execution Environment Execution Plan Error Recovery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Vieira
    • 1
    • 1
  • L. M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Nova de LisboaMonte CaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.DEECInstituto Superior de Engenharia de LisboaPortugal

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