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A new software-structuring paradigm called the mobile agent technology is expected to be an important technology for reducing communication traffic from the software side. This technology features software objects called mobile agents. The use of a mobile agent can make communication delays very small by localizing the exchange of messages between two programs in one computer in cases that would otherwise require frequent communications between two computers. In this paper, we propose the use of mobile agents in a distributed constraint satisfaction model with the aim of reducing the load of communication traffic in distributed systems. We will present the empirical results obtained from simulations and discuss how agent mobility might affect overall performance in this model.
Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2004 IEEE International Conference on (Volume:4 )
Date of Conference: 10-13 Oct. 2004