Advertisement

A multi-agent architecture supporting services access

  • Anthony Sang-Bum Park
  • Stefan Leuker
Session 2: Architecture I
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1219)

Abstract

This paper proposes a multi-agent system comprising of mobile agents communicating with a fixed infrastructure of agent servers. This script-based multi-agent system enables easy access to Internet services and combines remote execution to support mobile users and migration of agents within the agent server network. Such an environment offers a higher degree of flexibility and efficiency to the user by performing much of the work on the server located in the fixed network. The focus of this paper lies on the description of the agent server architecture and the agent definition methods.

Key words

mobile agent agent server multi-agent system agent services 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    T. Magedanz: Intelligent Agents — State of the Art and Potential Application Areas in Future Telecommunications. High Speed Networks and Open Distributed Platforms, St. Petersburg 1995Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    General Magic: Magic Cap Developer Resources, Technical Documentation. General Magic Inc., 1996, http://www.genmagic.com/Develop/MagicCap/Docs/Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    General Magic: Tabriz White Paper. General Magic Inc., 1996Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    Danny B. Lange and Daniel T. Chang: IBM Aglets Workbench, Programming Mobile Agents in Java. IBM White Paper, 1996Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    Java Soft: JavaTMRemote Method Invocation Specification. Sun Microsystems Inc., Revision 1.0, Draft Oct. 2, 1996Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    A. S. Park, J. Meggers: Mobile Middleware: Additional functionalities to cover wireless terminals. 3rd International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Communications, Princeton, NJ, Sept. 1996Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    Küpper, A.; Herzog, H.: Deploying Trading Services in WWW-based Electronic Service Markets. (in German). Accepted for KiVS '97, Braunschweig, 1997Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    Draft Rec. X.950¦ISO/IEC DIS 13235 — ODP Trading Function, 1996Google Scholar
  9. [9]
    OMG Document orbos: OMG RFP5 Submission, Trading Object Service, 1996Google Scholar
  10. [10]
    James E. White: Telescript Technology: An Introduction to the Language. General Magic White Paper, 1995Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    James E. White: Telescript Technology: Mobile Agents. General Magic White Paper, 1996Google Scholar
  12. [12]
    C.G. Harrison, D.M. Chess, A. Kershenbaum: Mobile Agents: Are they a good idea? IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, 1995Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Sang-Bum Park
    • 1
  • Stefan Leuker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science 4 (Communication Systems)Aachen University of TechnologyAachenGermany

Personalised recommendations