A service-oriented software architecture for mobile agent toolkits

Peter Braun, Ingo Müller, Sven Geisenhainer, Volkmar Schau, Wilhelm Rossak

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a new software architecture for mobile agent toolkits. Agent toolkits mainly consist of a software system that forms an agency, which is responsible to host mobile and stationary software agents. In contrast to most architectures developed so far, which already define a large set of high-level services for agent migration and communication, we propose to employ a kernel-based approach. The kernel only provides fundamental concepts and functions and abstracts from any of these high-level services. We propose a new model for agencies and present our Tracy mobile agent toolkit acting as a reference implementation of our new model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2004
EditorsV. Dvorak, M. Sveda
Pages550-556
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2004 - Brno
Duration: 24 May 200427 May 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2004
CityBrno
Period24/05/0427/05/04

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