Agents Go Traveling

Donal O'Kane, G. M. P. O'Hare, David Marsh, Song Shen, Richard Tynan

Abstract


This paper is concerned with infrastructural support for
nomadic agents. Agent migration provides a wide range of
advantages and benefits to system designers, however issues
relating to security and integrity mobile agents has mitigated
against the harvesting of their true potential. Within this
paper we introduce the Agent Travel Metaphor (ATM) which offers
a comprehensive metaphor fostering integrating of control and
security for mobile agents. We describe the metaphor together
with its incorporation within the Agent Factory multi-agent
system.

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