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Mobile agents and processes using communicating process architectures.

Kerridge, Jon, Haschke, Jens-Oliver and Chalmers, Kevin (2008) Mobile agents and processes using communicating process architectures. In: Communicating Process Architectures 2008. Concurrent Systems Engineering Series, 66 . IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 397-410. ISBN 978-1-58603-907-3

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Abstract/Description

The mobile agent concept has been developed over a number of years and is widely accepted as one way of solving problems that require the achievement of a goal that cannot be serviced at a specific node in a network. The concept of a mobile process is less well developed because implicitly it requires a parallel environment within which to operate. In such a parallel environment a mobile agent can be seen as a specialization of a mobile process and both concepts can be incorporated into a single application environment, where both have well defined requirements, implementation and functionality. These concepts are explored using a simple application in which a node in a network of processors is required to undertake some processing of a piece of data for which it does not have the required process. It is known that the required process is available somewhere in the network. The means by which the required process is accessed and utilized is described. As a final demonstration of the capability we show how a mobile meeting organizer could be built that allows friends in a social network to create meetings using their mobile devices given that they each have access to the others’ on-line diaries.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-58603-907-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile agent; mobile process; parallel environment; node; network; mobile meeting organizer;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.389 Computer engineering
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.382 Communications engineering
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3506
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010 13:06
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 11:37
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3506

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