Migration of mobile agents in ad-hoc wireless networks.

Migas, Nikos, Buchanan, William J and McArtney, Kevin (2004) Migration of mobile agents in ad-hoc wireless networks. In: Proceeding of the 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-based systems. IEEE, pp. 530-535. ISBN 0-7695-2125-8

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This paper focuses on the design and development of a novel architecture called MARIAN, which utilises static agents, mobile agents, and also a hybrid approach, in order to perform routing, network discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration, in wireless ad-hoc networks. The paper shows that, in most cases, the static agent approach is faster than the mobile agent approach in retrieving data from a wireless remote database. However, if the amount of data to be retrieved is relatively large, such as in the gathering of data for routing information, the mobile agents are more capable of filtering data according to the required preferences. It also shows that the time taken to gather routing information can be significantly reduced using a mobile agent approach, as compared with the static agent approach.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-2125-8
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Novel architecture; MARIAN; static agents; mobile agents; routing; network discovery; wireless ad-hoc networks; data filtering;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.382 Communications engineering > 621.3821 Communications networks
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3988
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 19:12
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 11:44

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