Aglets: Programming mobile agents in Java

  • Danny B. Lange
  • Mitsuru Oshima
  • Günter Karjoth
  • Kazuya Kosaka
Session B-4. Novel Distributed Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1274)


Mobile agents are programs that can be dispatched from one computer and delivered to a remote computer for execution. Arriving at the remote computer, they present their credentials and obtain access to local services and data. They also provide a single uniform paradigm for distributed object computing, encompassing synchrony and asynchrony, message-passing and object-passing, and stationary objects and mobile objects. In this paper, we describe our Java-based mobile agents called Aglets and present its programming interface, called Java Aglet API.


Mobile Agent Security Policy Agent Service Uniform Resource Locator Agent Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny B. Lange
    • 1
  • Mitsuru Oshima
    • 1
  • Günter Karjoth
    • 2
  • Kazuya Kosaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo Research LaboratoryIBM Japan Ltd.Japan
  2. 2.Zurich Research LaboratoryIBM Swiss Ltd.Japan

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