Agent migration as an optional service in an extendable agent toolkit architecture

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

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In this paper we report on first experiences with a new software architecture for agent toolkits. Agent toolkits mainly consist of a software system that defines an agency, which is responsible to host software agents. Most architectures developed so far already define a large set of services, for example for agent migration, communication, and tracking. We propose to employ a kernel-based approach, where the kernel only provides fundamental concepts and functions common in all toolkits and abstracts from any of these services. We were able to show that in particular agent migration can be implemented as an optional service. We believe that this architecture is a useful foundation for research on agent-related topics as it allows research groups to implement their own results as a service which can be used by other groups running an agent system based on the same architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobility Aware Technologies and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Workshop, MATA 2004 Florianópolis, Brazil, October 20-22, 2004 Proceedings
EditorsAhmed Karmouch, Larry Korba, Edmundo R. M. Madeira
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540234233, 9783540234234
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Mobile Agents for Telecommunication Applications 2004 - Florianópolis, Brazil
Duration: 20 Oct 200422 Oct 2004
Conference number: 1st

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Mobile Agents for Telecommunication Applications 2004
Abbreviated titleMATA 2004
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