Enabling mobile agents communication
Chan, Philip K.
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In this paper, we investigate the need for well-suited remote communication architectures to address communication issues in mobile agent environments. We study the implication of mobility for agent architectures – specifically, ways in which the architecture may facilitate agent communication. We present an architecture for inter-agent communication suitable for remote messaging, agent monitoring, agent tracing, and agent debugging for mobile agent environments. The architecture allows for the dynamic adaptation of communication components. It provides for a seamless and continuous active communication during the agent migration process. We have implemented an agent framework simulator that conforms to all these requirements. The paper presents the results illustrating the framework dynamic behavior.