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An Architectural Model for a Mobile Agents System Interoperability

  • Zeghache Linda
  • Badache Nadjib
  • Elmaouhab Aouaouche

Abstract

An important goal in mobile agent technology is interoperability between various agent systems. A way of achieving this goal would be to envisage a standard to be imposed on these various “agents systems” in order to allow the inter-working of various architectures of mobile agents. During the past years, different scientific communities proposed to different standardization actions, such as the Foundation for Physical Intelligent Agents (FIPA) and the Object Management Group’s MASIF (Mobile Agent System Interoperability Facilities). Although, they finally share some major targets, the OMG and FIPA current results show their distinct origins, particularly for interoperability between or within distributed systems. In this paper, we first analyze the similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages of the Object Management Group (OMG) mobile agent and the Foundations for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) intelligent agent approaches. Based on this analysis, we try to integrate these two standards to propose an architectural model for mobile agents system interoperability

Keywords

Mobile agent Mobile agent system Interoperability Standard MASIF FIPA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeghache Linda
    • 1
  • Badache Nadjib
    • 1
  • Elmaouhab Aouaouche
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre in Scientific and Technological Information (CERIST),AlgiersAlgeria

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