Agent Systems and Applications, International Symposium on / International Symposium on Mobile Agents (1999)
Palm Springs, California
Oct. 3, 1999 to Oct. 6, 1999
Satoru Fujita , NEC Corporation
Kazuya Koyama , NEC Corporation
Toru Yamanouchi , NEC Corporation
Suresh Jagannathan , NEC Corporation
Richard Kelsey , NEC Corporation
James Philbin , NEC Corporation
This paper briefly presents the design rationale for Mobidget, an agent-based distributed programming language, intended for highly-mobile applications. Mobidget provides two abstractions to foster mobility in heterogeneous computing environments: agents serve as distributed protection domains, and cliques act as the basic unit of mobility. Migration does not impact the semantics for intra-agent references, which are completely transparent to the programmer even though an agent's contents may be physically distributed.
Java, languages, mobility, distribution, remote references, protection domain
S. Fujita, T. Yamanouchi, S. Jagannathan, R. Kelsey, K. Koyama and J. Philbin, "Mobile and Distributed Agents in Mobidget," Agent Systems and Applications, International Symposium on / International Symposium on Mobile Agents(ASAMA), Palm Springs, California, 1999, pp. 276.