Agent factory: Generative migration of mobile agents in heterogeneous environments

F.M.T. Brazier, B.J. Overeinder, M. van Steen, N.J.E. Wijngaards

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Abstract

In most of today's agent systems migration of agents requires homogeneity in the programming language and/or agent platform in which an agent has been designed. In this paper an approach is presented with which heterogeneity is possible: agents can migrate between non-identical platforms, and need not be written in the same language. Instead of migrating the "code" (including data and state) of an agent, a blueprint of an agent's functionality and its state is transferred. An agent factory generates new code on the basis of this blueprint. This approach of generative mobility not only has implications for interoperability but also for security, as discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages101-106
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2002 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 200214 Mar 2002
Conference number: 17

Conference

Conference17th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2002
Abbreviated titleSAC 2002
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period10/03/0214/03/02

Keywords

  • Compositional design
  • Mobile agents
  • Process migration

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    Brazier, F. M. T., Overeinder, B. J., van Steen, M., & Wijngaards, N. J. E. (2002). Agent factory: Generative migration of mobile agents in heterogeneous environments. 101-106. Paper presented at 17th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2002, Madrid, Spain. https://doi.org/10.1145/508791.508811