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Agent Systems and Applications, 1999 and Third International Symposium on Mobile Agents. Proceedings. First International Symposium on

Date 6-6 Oct. 1999

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    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 293 - 294
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    Publication Year: 1999
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  • The JavaSeal mobile agent kernel

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 103 - 116
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    JavaSeal is a secure mobile agent kernel that provides a small set of abstractions for constructing agent applications. We describe the design of these abstractions and their implementation. We address the limitations of the Java security model that had to be overcome, and then present a medium-sized e-commerce application that runs over JavaSeal View full abstract»

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  • ADK-building mobile agents for network and systems management from reusable components

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 13 - 21
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    Mobile agents, programs that move within a system performing a set of tasks, are an active field of research. The focus of current research, however, is on the development of execution platforms and applications for mobile agents and not on methodologies for building agents. Creating mobile agents can be tedious and susceptible to errors. We propose a framework where the agent is composed using a ... View full abstract»

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  • Role modelling for agent system analysis, design, and implementation

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 204 - 218
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    Role theory deals with collaboration and coordination; roles have also been applied to distributed systems management and to agent and robot systems. However, it has been difficult to realize these representations in an automated or semi-automated system, due to the lack of an adequate formalism and corresponding abstractions in software. Role models are relatively new concepts in object-oriented ... View full abstract»

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  • Agents in manufacturing: online scheduling and production plant configuration

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 66 - 73
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    We focus on agents and their interplay in manufacturing on two levels: one is the production plant control level employing agents that cope with malfunctions of production units in order to keep the production flow up and running. The other is the production plant configuration level incorporating agents for the investigation of improved production plant topological layouts in an anytime fashion. ... View full abstract»

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  • An agent-based infrastructure for enterprise integration

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 219 - 233
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    Some of the features that make Jackal (Java-based Applications Communication using KQML Agent communication Language) extremely valuable to agent development are its conversation management facilities, its flexible, blackboard-style interface and its ease of integration. Jackal has been developed in support of an investigation of the use of agents in enterprise-wide integration of planning and exe... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable communication for highly mobile agents

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 141 - 150
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    The provision of a reliable communication infrastructure for mobile agents is still an open research issue. The challenge to reliability we address in this work does not come from the possibility of faults, but rather from the mere presence of mobility, which slightly complicates the problem of ensuring the delivery of information, even in a fault-free network. For instance, the asynchronous natur... View full abstract»

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  • Agentbase-a framework for handling multiple agents

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 266 - 267
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    Recently, autonomous mobile agents, such as electronic sales agents and network management agents, which move around computer networks and perform tasks autonomously, are being used in various fields. There are also application programs which collect information held by multiple agents and make use of it efficiently. In these cases, it is necessary for application programs to handle multiple agent... View full abstract»

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  • Disseminating mobile agents for distributed information filtering

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 152 - 161
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    An often-claimed benefit of mobile agent technology is the reduction in communication costs. In particular, the area of information filtering has been proposed for the application of mobile filter agents. However, the effective coordination of agents, which takes into account the current network conditions, is difficult to achieve. This paper analyses the situation where data distributed among var... View full abstract»

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  • Panel: content-based image indexing and retrieval with mobile agents

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 260 - 261
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    At present, the de-facto platform for providing contents in the Internet is the World Wide Web. A technology, which is now emerging on the Web, is content based retrieval (CBR). A content based query matches examples or prototypes to known instances of a certain media type based on a measure of similarity. For efficiency, similarity measures are frequently computed on sets of discriminant features... View full abstract»

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  • The performance of mobile agent platforms

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 270 - 271
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    In the past few years there has been an enthusiastic interest in mobile agent technology and several platforms have been developed. There are some comparisons in the literature about the functionality of some mobile agent systems. However, none of those studies includes a direct comparison between the performance of the platforms. We present the results of an experimental study where we compare th... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile and distributed agents in Mobidget

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 276 - 277
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    The paper briefly presents the design rationale for Mobidget, an agent based distributed programming language, intended for highly mobile applications. Mobidget provides two abstractions to foster mobility in heterogeneous computing environments: agents serve as distributed protection domains, and cliques act as the basic unit of mobility. Migration does not impact the semantics for intra-agent re... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile agents for aggregation of network management data

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 130 - 140
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    Operators of telecommunications networks dedicate significant human and capital resources to managing their networks. Current network management approaches, however, do not scale well in dynamically evolving and expanding networks, cannot easily be customized for (or by) human users and involve high overhead costs. We desire to collect management-related data across a changing domain of networked ... View full abstract»

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  • Hive: distributed agents for networking things

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 118 - 129
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    Hive is a distributed agent platform, a decentralized system for building applications by networking local system resources. This paper presents the architecture of Hive, concentrating on the idea of an “ecology of distributed agents” and its implementation in a practical Java-based system. Hive provides ad-hoc agent interaction, ontologies of agent capabilities, mobile agents and a gr... View full abstract»

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  • An analytical comparison of the client-server, remote evaluation and mobile agents paradigms

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 278 - 292
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    We deal with the study of the actual convenience of using the agent programming paradigm for accessing distributed service. We point out the benefits of such a communication paradigm by providing an analytical study of its basic features in comparison with the client-server approach and remote evaluation. The results that we have obtained show how agents must not always be considered the only solu... View full abstract»

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  • Communicating neural network knowledge between agents in a simulated aerial reconnaissance system

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 242 - 254
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    In order to maintain their performance in a dynamic environment, agents may be required to modify their learning behavior during run-time. If an agent utilizes a rule based system for learning, new rules may be easily communicated to the agent in order to modify the way in which it learns. However if an agent utilizes a connectionist based system for learning, the way in which the agent learns typ... View full abstract»

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  • A dynamic negotiation framework for mobile agents

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 262 - 263
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    A framework to integrate negotiation capabilities-particularly components implementing a negotiation strategy-into mobile agents is introduced. The framework is based on a plug-in mechanism enabling a dynamic composition of negotiating agents from pluggable modules. Strategy modules are further decomposed into parallel execution units based on the notion of an actor system View full abstract»

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  • The effects of a mobile agent on file service

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 42 - 49
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    Implementing an application as a mobile agent may improve the application's functionality and performance, but may have a detrimental effect on overall system performance. We consider the effect of moving an application from a client to a file server (as an agent), both on the application and the server. Under what circumstances does application performance improve, and does it come at the expense... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive mobile access to context-aware services

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 190 - 201
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    With the advances of wireless communication, mobile computing will become ubiquitous. This will lend to adaptive computing, where electronic services support the user anytime, anywhere and in every form. Adaptive services must take the user requirements, the current geolocation, the situation he or she is facing, the available network connection and the associated usage costs into account. This ve... View full abstract»

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  • Protecting mobile Web-commerce agents with smartcards

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 90 - 102
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    Mobile agents add a new communication paradigm to traditional network communication mechanisms. So far, the pervasiveness of publicly available mobile agent platforms is not given. Offering a seamless integration of mobile agents into the widespread and well-accepted WWW environment is crucial for the success of mobile agents. One of the growing fields of interest in the Web is the area of electro... View full abstract»

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  • Robot media communication: an interactive real-world guide agent

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 234 - 241
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    Describes a guide system and the software architecture for an autonomous, interactive robot based on a multi-agent system. A robot navigation system has been developed allowing the robot to guide people through halls in various types of exhibitions. Our approach uses an infrared location system in the hallway ceilings, making the environment part of a sensor-distributed robot system. The real-worl... View full abstract»

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  • User interfaces with Java mobile agents: the AgentSpace case study

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 264 - 265
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    The process of developing agent based applications requires at least two tasks that are usually tackled separately by programmers. On one hand, programmers need to develop business rules and other support tasks for agents. On the other hand, programmers need to develop user interfaces (UI) for agents in order to enable end users (not only owners but also other third parties) to interact directly w... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile agent platforms for Web databases: a qualitative and quantitative assessment

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 50 - 64
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    We present practical experiences gathered from the employment of two popular Java-based mobile-agent platforms, IBM's Aglets and Mitsubishi's Concordia. We present some basic distributed computing models and describe their adaptation to the mobile-agent paradigm. Upon these models we develop a set of frameworks for distributed database access over the World Wide Web, using IBM's Aglets and Mitsubi... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating mobile agent systems with Swarm

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 272 - 273
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    Simulation of mobile agent systems allows the implementation and evaluation of agent based applications under more realistic conditions than those usually available in LAN based development environments, and can model existing agent infrastructures for seamless integration in the development process. We present a mobile agent simulator built on the Swarm simulation system View full abstract»

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